This article has been reprinted from the USDA Oct. 31 Grain Transportation Report.
Oceangoing grain vessel loading activity in the U.S. Gulf and PNW is trending upward.
From the week ending October 3 to the week ending 24, an average of 34 vessels per week were loaded in the U.S. Gulf, compared to 32 vessels per week during the prior 8 weeks.
An average of 49 vessels are expected during the next 10 days compared to 41 vessels during the prior 8 weeks.
An average of 16 vessels per week were loading or waiting to load in the PNW from the week ending October 3 to the week ending 24, compared to 14 vessels during the prior 8 weeks.