mississippi river drought

gCaptain’s full coverage of the 2022 Mississippi River drought that is impacting shipping during peak harvest season.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Mississippi River Drought Is Pushing Soybean Shippers to Other Regions

By Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The shrinking Mississippi River has hobbled the most efficient channel for moving US soybeans onto world markets,

October 31, 2022
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Waterways And Lakes Are Evaporating Worldwide

The world’s rivers are evaporating and this could be devastating for our food supply, our cities, and our transportation. Inland barges are ten times

October 26, 2022
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Saturday, October 22, 2022

‘Serious’ Mississippi River Woes Prompts Limits In Key US Port

By Kim Chipman (Bloomberg) –“Serious concerns” over critically low water levels in the Mississippi River system led port authorities to limit vessel

October 22, 2022
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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Forecasted Dry Winter Unlikely to Save Mississippi River Shipping

By Karl Plume Oct 20 (Reuters) – Low water levels on the Mississippi River are likely to persist this winter as drier-than-normal weather is

October 20, 2022
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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Midwest Drought Points to Little Relief for Mississippi River Shipping

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — A drought is spreading across the US Midwest, drying up the Mississippi River and its tributaries that serve as a

October 13, 2022
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Barge Shipping Whack-a-Mole: Closures on Ohio River as Mississippi Bottleneck Improves

By Brian K. Sullivan, Joe Deaux and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River isn’t out of the woods as falling water levels along its major

October 12, 2022
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

U.S. Gulf Grain Exports Slowed by Low Mississippi River

By Karl Plume Oct 11 (Reuters) – U.S. crop exports at Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals were at their lowest level in nine years for the first

October 11, 2022
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Monday, October 10, 2022

Mississippi River Barge Backup Eases as Closures Reopen

By Victoria Cavaliere (Bloomberg) — A backup of more than 2,000 boats and barges on the Mississippi River is being cleared as two closures along the

October 10, 2022
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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Mississippi Barge Backup Stalls Millions of Tons of Cargo

By Sophie Caronello (Bloomberg) Prolonged drought is jeopardizing waterborne trade along the Mississippi River, a basin that produces 92% of the

October 8, 2022
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Friday, October 7, 2022

Grain Shippers Facing Mississippi River Drought Race Against Winter

By Joe Deaux, Michael Hirtzer and Kim Chipman (Bloomberg) Shippers struggling to move grains and fertilizer along a dried-up Mississippi River are also racing

October 7, 2022
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Thursday, October 6, 2022
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Mississippi River Drought Imperils Trade: Here’s Why

By Elizabeth Elkin, Will Wade and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River is a vital US waterway that ferries key commodities between the

October 6, 2022
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Coast Guard: Dredging Underway to Reopen Section of Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a section of the Lower Mississippi River for dredging. The river is closed near Stack Island, near Lake Providence, Louisiana,

October 6, 2022
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Ingram Barge Declares Force Majeure Due to Low Water on Mississippi

Oct 6 (Reuters) – Ingram Barge Company, one of the country’s largest barge shippers, said Thursday it was “providing formal

October 6, 2022
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Coast Guard: Barge Groundings Increasing on Parched Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is responding to an increasing number of barge groundings due to low water levels in the Lower Mississippi River. The Coast Guard

October 5, 2022
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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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Mississippi River Barge Backlog Swells as Water Levels Shrink

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Commercial barge traffic on southern stretches of the Mississippi River was at a standstill on Tuesday

October 4, 2022
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Shrinking Mississippi River Puts American Farm Trade at Risk

By Kim Chipman, Dominic Carey and Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) — American farmers are facing yet another supply-chain headache just as harvest season

September 29, 2022
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