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Monday, October 2, 2017
Mississippi River Shipping Backlog Hits Farmers
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Mississippi River Shipping Backlog Hits Farmers

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are running out of options for their just-harvested corn and soybeans as delays on the

October 2, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Low Water, Lock Repairs Send Mississippi River Freights Soaring
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Low Water, Lock Repairs Send Mississippi River Freights Soaring

By Karl Plume CHICAGO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Low river levels and back-ups at aging locks are wreaking havoc on export-bound grain barge shipments on the

September 30, 2017
Total Views: 50

Friday, April 7, 2017
Barge Accidents Shut Parts of Mississippi, Ohio Rivers
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Barge Accidents Shut Parts of Mississippi, Ohio Rivers

By Karl Plume April 7 (Reuters) – Two separate barge accidents halted navigation on the flood-swollen Mississippi and lower Ohio rivers on Friday,

April 7, 2017
Total Views: 44

Monday, September 26, 2016
Several Mississippi River Locks Likely to close Due to Flooding
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Several Mississippi River Locks Likely to close Due to Flooding

Sept 26 (Reuters) – Flooding on the Mississippi River is likely to close three locks on the grain shipping waterway from southern Iowa to northern

September 26, 2016
Total Views: 16

Friday, April 8, 2016
Coast Guard Partially Reopens Section of Mississippi River Closed Due to Breakaway Barges
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Coast Guard Partially Reopens Section of Mississippi River Closed Due to Breakaway Barges

April 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said it reopened the Mississippi River to some shipping traffic on Friday following a midweek barge accident

April 8, 2016
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Friday, April 1, 2016
Photos Show Damage to Detained ‘Star of Abu Dhabi’ Bulker After Mississippi River Allision
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Photos Show Damage to Detained ‘Star of Abu Dhabi’ Bulker After Mississippi River Allision

Some new photos obtained by gCaptain show damage to the Star of Abu Dhabi bulk carrier after it reportedly drifted into the dock of a Louisiana sugar refinery,

April 1, 2016
Total Views: 127

Thursday, March 24, 2016
What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers
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What Does the Rhine Have That the Mississippi Doesn’t? Passengers

By Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) — Take a European riverboat cruise and you get a 13th-century cathedral, vineyards lining the Douro, steaming mulled wine

March 24, 2016
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tanker Has Tough Time Navigating Mississippi River Near New Orleans
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Tanker Has Tough Time Navigating Mississippi River Near New Orleans

An unladen tanker had a tough time navigating the Mississippi River near New Orleans on Tuesday, crashing into a water tank tower followed by a pier

February 3, 2016
Total Views: 45

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Towboats Restricted After Fifth Vessel Hits Same Vicksburg Area Bridge – UPDATE
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Towboats Restricted After Fifth Vessel Hits Same Vicksburg Area Bridge – UPDATE

Update: A fifth towing vessel has hit the same Vicksburg Railroad Bridge prompting officials to close the river to towing vessels pushing barges under bridges,

January 21, 2016
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Breakaway Barges Close Section of Mississippi River
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Breakaway Barges Close Section of Mississippi River

A three-mile section of the Mississippi River was closed Wednesday after 22 barges broke free, some of them hitting other vessels before they were

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 9

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Three Towing Vessels in Three Days
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Mississippi River Bridge Hit by Three Towing Vessels in Three Days

A third towboat has allided with the Vicksburg Railroad Bridge in as many days as floodwaters continue to impact shipping on the Mississippi

January 14, 2016
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Flood Outlook Improves for Lower Mississippi Region
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Flood Outlook Improves for Lower Mississippi Region

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts

January 13, 2016
Total Views: 9

Monday, January 4, 2016
St. Louis Floodwaters Heading South
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St. Louis Floodwaters Heading South

By Tim Loh (Bloomberg) — After a New Year’s wrecked by flooding and destruction, there’s good news for the people of St. Louis: The worst appears to

January 4, 2016
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Swollen Rivers Raging Towards Industrial South
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Swollen Rivers Raging Towards Industrial South

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Brace yourself, U.S. South. The Mississippi River is coming, and so are the Arkansas, the Red, the Ohio and the

December 30, 2015
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Severe Weather Closes Section of Mississippi River Near St. Louis
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Severe Weather Closes Section of Mississippi River Near St. Louis

By Jeff Wilson and Megan Durisin (Bloomberg) — Floods after heavy rain shut 5 miles of the Mississippi River, the biggest U.S. inland shipping channel,

December 29, 2015
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Barge Shipping Resumes on Mississippi River After Slurry Oil Spill
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Barge Shipping Resumes on Mississippi River After Slurry Oil Spill

Sept 5 (Reuters) – Barge shipping traffic on the Mississippi River resumed on Saturday after the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a stretch of the river that

September 6, 2015
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Friday, September 4, 2015
Slurry Oil Spill on Mississippi River Could Be 250,000 Gallons
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Slurry Oil Spill on Mississippi River Could Be 250,000 Gallons

The U.S. Coast Guard says that up to 250,000 gallons of clarified slurry oil could have spilled following a towboat collision on the Mississippi River near

September 4, 2015
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Monday, July 20, 2015
One Missing After Towing Vessel Sinks in Upper Mississippi River
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One Missing After Towing Vessel Sinks in Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency responders searched Monday for missing person and capsized towing vessel on the Upper Mississippi River near St.

July 20, 2015
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Record Harvest Seen Pushing U.S. River Transportation System to Near Breaking Point
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Record Harvest Seen Pushing U.S. River Transportation System to Near Breaking Point

With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand

September 25, 2014
Total Views: 5

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB
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Pilot Unfamiliarity Caused Fatal 2013 ‘Megan McB’ Sinking on Mississippi -NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief into the fatal 2013 sinking of the MV Megan McB towing vessel on the

September 18, 2014
Total Views: 108
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