Downbound and Unloaded Grain Barges Increase
713 downbound grain barges transited locks on Mississippi and its tributaries, largest number since September 2018
For the week ending December 7, 876 grain barges were unloaded in the New Orleans area, the highest since December 2018.
This number represented a 30-percent increase from the previous week, as well as an 11% increase from both the same week last year and from the 3-year average for that week (796 grain barges unloaded).
For the week ending December 7, 713 downbound grain barges transited the locks on the Mississippi and its tributaries, the largest number since September 8, 2018.