mississippi river


Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Accidents

Dredging Vessel Capsizes and Spills Oil on Lower Mississippi River

A dredging vessel capsized Monday on the Lower Mississippi River, spilling oil but thankfully the two people on board at the time are safe. The U.S. Coast

January 17, 2023
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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Shipping

‘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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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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Shipping

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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Shipping

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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Friday, August 19, 2022
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Shipping

Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepened

The Big River just got a whole lot bigger. Well, technically deeper. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has marked the completion of the first two phases

August 19, 2022
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Saturday, August 6, 2022
NOAA

Below-Average Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Measured

NOAA–Today, NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and

August 6, 2022
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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Oil Spill

Coast Guard Responds To Oil Discharge From Tanker on Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of oil from a tanker ship Friday on the Lower Mississippi River near Kenner, La.  Coast Guard

July 30, 2022
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Friday, March 18, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Grain Shipping Costs Soar With War and Drought Swinging Demand

(Bloomberg) — War in Ukraine and drought in Brazil have global crop importers turning to the U.S., and the pivot means costs to ship grains and soybeans

March 18, 2022
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Shipping

Edison Chouest Floats Viking’s New Mississippi River Cruise Ship

Viking’s new Mississippi River cruise ship was floated out of its construction dry dock at Edison Chouest Offshore’s LaShip shipyard in Houma,

March 9, 2022
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ports

APM Terminals Picked to Operate Planned Deepwater Port on Mississippi River

Phase One of the proposed container terminal is planned to handle ships up to 22,000 TEU and offer multi-modal service options including rail, truck, inland

November 17, 2021
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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

September 17, 2021
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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

September 10, 2021
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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

September 8, 2021
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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

September 1, 2021
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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

August 31, 2021
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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

August 30, 2021
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Sunday, August 29, 2021
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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

August 29, 2021
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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

May 14, 2021
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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

May 13, 2021
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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

April 5, 2021
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