Weekly Barge Freight Rates – Jul 7

Weekly Barge Rates for Major Grain Shipping Points on the Mississippi, Ohio, 
and Arkansas Rivers. 
 
Source: USDA 
 
Barge Freight Rates:  Southbound Only 
 
                                     Lower 
                  Twin     Mid-     Illinois   St.              Lower   Cairo- 
                 Cities Mississippi  River    Louis  Cincinnati  Ohio  Memphis 
 
Rate/1 7/5/2016     475       458      453      303      315      315     263 
       6/28/2016    470       408      400      275      273      273     248 
 
$/ton  7/5/2016   29.40     24.37    21.02    12.09    14.77    12.73    8.26 
       6/28/2016  29.09     21.71    18.56    10.97    12.80    11.03    7.79 
 
Current week % change from the same week: 
 
       Last year     -7         5        6        1       -3       -3      12 
       3-year avg     8        46       55       13       21       22      19 
 
Rate/1  August       493       470      473      375      395      395    370 
       October       645       633      628      530      643      643    515 
 
1/Rate = percent of 1976 tariff benchmark index (1976 = 100 percent); 
24-week moving average; ton = 2,000 pounds; 
Source:  Transportation & Marketing Programs/AMS/USDA 
 
                     TWC      MM     ILL ST LOUIS      CINC     LOH   CAR-MEM 
Benchmark Tariff     6.19    5.32    4.64     3.99     4.69     4.04      3.14 
 
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