Marketing U.S. Grain and Oilseed by Container

Shipping grain in containers has been increasingly used as a shipment option by U.S. exporters. Continued evolution and investment in this relatively young industry may open additional opportunities for the grain industry. Grain shipping by container faces challenges in optimizing multimodal operations and investment decisions in a dynamic market environment that is heavily influenced by international shipping decisions. Analysis of rail and port container traffic activity was conducted to gain insight into market activities, trends, and opportunities for marketing grain internationally via container. The ability of the U.S. grain industry to understand and successfully respond to market signals is a key in continued growth for the container transportation marketing alternative.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01539464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DP-272
  • Contract Numbers: DTOS59-06-G-00046; 12-25-A-5567
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2014 9:56AM