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Infrastructure

Port of Virginia Completes Renovation

Alan BarrettSep 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that nearly 16% of U.S. containerized grain exports move through the Port of Virginia. The two-year renovation and…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettSep 20, 2019

In 1973, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) enacted regulations to reduce pollution from marine and shipping operations. The International Maritime Organization’s new regulations (IMO 2020)…

Infrastructure

USDA Quantifies Impact of Aging Inland Waterways Infrastructure

The Maritime ExecutiveSep 18, 2019

An important component of the U.S. Soy Advantage is its consistent supply. The U.S. supply chain is one of the most reliable in the world,…

Infrastructure

Barge Rates Muted

Alan BarrettSep 12, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), “the U.S. Inland Waterway System utilizes a percent of tariff system to establish…

Infrastructure

Truck Rates Declining in 2019

Alan BarrettSep 6, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Transportation Report indicates trucking cost per ton is down almost 9%, which is a welcome change from the…

Infrastructure

Ocean Bulk Fleet Expanding

Alan BarrettAug 30, 2019

Second quarter 2019 ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains were lower than last year, but 4 percent higher than the first quarter.  Despite the…