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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
An aerial view shows the Tumbira River, which has been affected by the drought of Negro River, at a Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve, in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, October 7, 2023. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo

Amazon Drought Hits River Grain Shipments Harder Than Expected

(Bloomberg) — A severe drought in the Amazon region is disrupting grain shipments more than anticipated, according to one of Brazil’s top barge

November 15, 2023
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Barges make their way down the Mississippi River, where the water levels have reached historically record lows in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. October 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht

U.S. Wheat Exports Plunge as Mississippi River Dries Up

(Bloomberg) — American wheat shipments dropped to the lowest ever, hampered by a shrinking Mississippi River and competition from ample global grain

November 7, 2023
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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Brazil drought reduces Amazon river port water levels to 121-year record low. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo

Historic Amazon Drought To Get Worse

By Beatriz Amat (Bloomberg) –There is no relief in sight for a historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon that has been disrupting river transport,

October 22, 2023
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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Amazon drought stalls shipping as boats run aground in low rivers, in Cacau Pirera. Photo REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Amazon Drought Continues To Disrupt Barge Traffic

SAO PAULO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A severe drought is disrupting barge traffic on the Tapajos river in the Amazon rainforest, shipping agencies told

October 14, 2023
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
A tug boat and a barge carrying three trucks, 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders and a backhoe, lie stranded on a sand bank of a diminished Rio Negro river after running aground last month, as the region is hit by a severe drought, in Cacau Pirera, Brazil October 10, 2023. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Amazon Drought Stalls Shipping

By Bruno Kelly and Ana Mano MANAUS, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A barge carrying three trucks and 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders lies stranded

October 11, 2023
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth

Panama Canal Extends Transit Restrictions Caused by Drought

PANAMA CITY, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal Authority on Wednesday notified shippers it is extending through September 2

August 16, 2023
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Wednesday, August 2, 2023
The Ever Max ready to transit the Panama Canal. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority

Panama Canal Authority Defies Drought Challenges with Transit of Biggest Containership

In the face of severe drought conditions that have impacted Panama Canal operations, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has celebrated the northbound transit of

August 2, 2023
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth

Severe Drought Forces Panama Canal to Restrict Number of Daily Vessel Transits

The Panama Canal Authority has announced plans to reduce daily vessel transits to help conserve water due to an ongoing drought. The new restrictions come as

July 25, 2023
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Sunday, July 23, 2023
Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

By Agnieszka de Sousa, Flavia Rotondi and Tarso Veloso (Bloomberg) –As scorching temperatures ravage farms from the US to China, crop

July 23, 2023
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Saturday, July 15, 2023
A map of the world plotted with some of the most significant climate events that occurred during June 2023. (Image credit: NOAA/NCEI)

World Has Hottest June On Record As Ocean Temperatures Soar

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) –The world just had its hottest June ever for land and sea, with ocean temperatures setting new highs for the third

July 15, 2023
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Thursday, June 22, 2023
expanded panama canal

Drought-Hit Panama Canal Further Restricts Maximum Ship Depth

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, June 21 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal will expand restrictions on the largest ships crossing the waterway, one of

June 22, 2023
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Friday, June 16, 2023
River at low levels because of drought

Summer Just Started, But the Rhine River is Already Starting to Dry Up

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — The German summer may officially be just two weeks old but the Rhine river — a vital artery for the country and

June 16, 2023
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Thursday, June 8, 2023
panama canal lng record

Panama Canal Drought Seen Sending Transpacific Container Rates North

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Transpacific spot rates from Asia are set to spike as a consequence of industrial action at US west coast ports and

June 8, 2023
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Saturday, June 3, 2023
panama canal tonnage record

The Fed’s Inflation Fight Faces A New Challenge: A Dry Panama Canal

By Laura Curtis, Ruth Liao and Michael D McDonald (Bloomberg) –Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell keeps careful track of employment levels,

June 3, 2023
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Saturday, April 22, 2023
The Planet Keeps Breaking Records For Warming Waters

The Planet Keeps Breaking Records For Warming Waters

By Siobhan Wagner (Bloomberg) –Earth broke grim new records for melting glaciers, rising sea levels and ocean heat last year, according to a new

April 22, 2023
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal

Drought Forces Panama Canal Authority to Lower Vessel Draft Limits

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has been forced to lower the maximum draft of vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal’s Neopanamax locks due to an

April 19, 2023
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Sunday, April 16, 2023
solar panel covered canal

California Announces Solar-Powered Canal Project

California’s persistent water scarcity issues linger, even after an unusually wet winter. Governor Gavin Newsom has refrained from declaring an end to

April 16, 2023
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Saturday, February 25, 2023
River at low levels because of drought

Europe’s Parched Lifeline Flashes Trade Disruption Warning

By Jack Wittels, Megan Durisin and Celia Bergin (Bloomberg) –Shallow waters on the Rhine are disrupting barge traffic and forcing up the cost of

February 25, 2023
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Rhine Ship Traffic

A Warm Winter Reduces LNG Demand And Threatens Inland Shipping In Europe

Europe’s warm and dry winter weather has decreased demand for LNG ships and a lack of snow could lower the spring water levels of major rivers like the

January 11, 2023
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Canada’s Shrinking St. Lawrence Seaway Latest Threat to Shipping Routes

Canada’s Shrinking St. Lawrence Seaway Latest Threat to Shipping Routes

By Jen Skerritt (Bloomberg) A key Canadian shipping corridor is the latest waterway struggling with dwindling water levels. Parts of the St. Lawrence River

October 26, 2022
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