Friday, September 17, 2021
Shipping

‘No Empty Barges’ Cripples US Fertilizer Supply

By Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) Hurricane Ida struck the heart of the U.S. fertilizer industry, and now Storm Nicholas threatens even more damage in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially driving up the...

1 hour ago
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Friday, September 10, 2021
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Ports

50 Bulk Ships Wait To Load Grain Along Lower Mississippi

By Karl Plume (Reuters) Louisiana Gulf Coast grain exports are slowly ramping up after a nearly two-week halt due to damage from Hurricane Ida, with at least two large exporters...

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 1540

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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Ports

Power Outages Slash U.S. Grain Exports Despite Mississippi River Reopening

By Karl Plume and P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters) Grain exports from U.S. Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on Tuesday, even after the U.S. Coast Guard reopened the...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 898

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Ports

Corn Crashes as Hurricane Ida Devastates Busiest U.S. Export Hub

(Bloomberg) –Corn prices in Chicago sank to a seven-week low as broken grain elevators and power outages in the U.S.’s busiest agricultural port raised concerns about grain supplies with nowhere...

September 1, 2021
Total Views: 2607

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Ports

Hurricane Ida Threatens U.S. Grain Exports If Disruptions Linger

(Bloomberg) —Hurricane Ida is shaking up grain exports in the U.S.’s busiest agricultural port, a problem that could balloon as the nation approaches its peak harvest season in the coming...

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 1004

Monday, August 30, 2021
Ports

Ships Are Diverting From The Mississippi River To Avoid Hurricane Ida’s Wrath

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — The port of New Orleans has halted container terminal and break-bulk operations as Hurricane Ida lashes the Louisiana coast with torrential rain and heavy winds. New...

August 30, 2021
Total Views: 1504

Sunday, August 29, 2021
mississippi shipping
Weather

Mississippi River Is Flowing In Reverse As Ida Pushes Inland

By Sergio Chapa (Bloomberg) — The Mississippi River is flowing in reverse in southeastern Louisiana as Hurricane Ida forces vast volumes of sea water ashore, according to flood-control authorities. At least...

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 4044

Friday, May 14, 2021
Shipping

Mississippi River Reopens to Vessel Traffic in Memphis as Backed Up Barges Top 1,000

The U.S. Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction on the Mississippi River near I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee after it was deemed safe for vessels to transit beneath the bridge....

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 2774

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Maritime News

Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack

The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 4913

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Small Cruises Are Thriving, Not Just Surviving, on the Mississippi

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — On the fancy, new, 245-passenger American Countess riverboat, passengers sip complimentary mint juleps on a top deck, masks wrapped around their wrists like bulging bracelets, while the ship’s...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 2384

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
rc creppel
Accidents

Search Suspended for Three Missing Mariners After Mississippi River Towing Vessel Collision

The search for three missing people from the towing vessel RC Creppel was suspended late Monday night after 67 cumulative hours of active search on the Mississippi River near Luling, Louisiana....

January 28, 2020
Total Views: 117

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Mississippi River’s Specialized Mat Sinking Unit to Get Modern Upgrade

At the end of each summer, a specialized unit of the United States Army Corps of Engineers get to work on the Mississippi River laying thousands of slabs of concrete...

December 12, 2019
Total Views: 336

Monday, June 10, 2019
mississippi shipping
Maritime News

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

By Brian K. Sullivan, Shruti Date Singh and Mario Parker (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 14

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Mississippi River’s Morganza Floodway May Be Opened for Third Time in History

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — A major barrier that keeps the Mississippi River in its current path may be opened for just the third time in its history, potentially flooding a...

May 23, 2019
Total Views: 18

Friday, May 17, 2019
mississippi shipping
Maritime News

Mississippi River Barge Shipping Resumes After Floods

By Karl Plume and Rod Nickel May 17 (Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as...

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 10

Friday, May 3, 2019
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Maritime News

Upper Mississippi River Breaks 1993 Flood Record

The high water forced the U.S. Coast Guard to close a portion of the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic near St. Louis, Missouri.  By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The...

May 3, 2019
Total Views: 23

Monday, April 29, 2019
Maritime News

Opinion: The Missouri River Is Just Going to Keep On Flooding

By Justin Fox (Bloomberg Opinion) — The Missouri River used to be out of control. “It cuts corners, runs around at nights, fills itself with snags and traveling sandbars, lunches...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Maritime News

Coast Guard Safety Alert Warns Towboats of High Water Risks on Mississippi River

Have a regime when the current’s abeam. Ensure adequate maneuvering space! The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans has issued a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 03-19) for towboats to beware...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
seattle slew towing vessel
Accidents

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast...

March 19, 2019
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Maritime News

Mississippi River Vessel Traffic Halted Due to Breakaway Barges North of St. Louis -Army Corps

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Mississippi River closed to vessel traffic north of St. Louis on Wednesday after barges carrying loads of corn broke free from...

September 26, 2018
Total Views: 15