NEWS
Grain Transport Woes
Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Fri Mar 7, 2014 02:59 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The start of the spring grain shipping season will be delayed as news reports that close to 90% or more of four of the five Great Lakes are ice covered for the first time since 1994. This comes on top of a winter filled with grain-movement problems.

At the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Alder began operations March 4. The Duluth Shipping News reported, "She got away from the dock with little trouble, which was very surprising to everyone watching. She slowed down when she got to the middle of the harbor and ...

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