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Drought and Rain Are Reshaping Global Grain Trade Routes

Lexion combine harvesters drive through a field of wheat

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 19, 2020 As EU crops shrink, harvest outlooks are growing elsewhere | Russia, Australia and Canada are set to boost exports By Megan Durisin and Ainslie Chandler for Bloomberg – The global wheat trade is being shaken up again after extreme weather hurt crops in the European Union while harvests are booming elsewhere. Fresh from leapfrogging Russia as the top exporter, the EU …

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Explosions cause serious damage at UK’s largest grain terminal. “Roofs are gone”

Damaged roof of grain terminal

PortandTerminal.com, July 4, 2020 Huge explosion rips the roof off grain terminal at Tilbury Docks in Essex, England LONDON – The roof of a grain terminal has been partially destroyed in a “massive explosion” at Tilbury Port in Essex, the largest terminal for the import and export of grain in Britain. The incident occurred on July 3rd at around 9:30 …

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Vancouver cargo at record levels thanks to Asian demand for grain, potash and craft beer

PortandTerminal.com, March 8, 2019 Vancouver, Canada – The Port of Vancouver saw record cargo numbers in 2018, driven by demand for grain and potash overseas and a demand for consumer products in Canada. Cargo volume grew to a record 147 million tonnes last year, up 3.5 per cent from 2017, according to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “The growing middle …

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“It’s a logistical nightmare” Flooding stalls US grain exports at critical time

PortandTerminal.com, March 2, 2019 Heavy rains have caused high water levels and flooding on portions of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, triggering navigation restrictions that have delayed barge traffic throughout the system. The flooding has stalled the movement of barges that supply export terminals at the Gulf of Mexico with grain and soy, barge and grain traders said. One …

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Why is so much grain being shipped in sea containers?

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, January 22, 2019 Hamburg, Germany Jan. 22, 2019 – Grain is usually shipped as bulk cargo in ships like the one shown in the photo above. Increasingly though, more and more grain is being shipped in cargo containers. How much grain is being shipped in containers? In 2016, 7% of American grain was exported in shipping containers. …

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