WHEAT SHIPMENTS FROM KANSAS, 1972-1973
This report summarizes data on shipment of wheat from Kansas local and terminal elevators from July 1, 1972, through June 30, 1973--a wheat marketing year with wheat export sales substantially higher than expected, resulting in transport equipment shortages and shipper distress. Rail shipments accounted for 92.5% of total movement. Kansas local elevators shipped 60% of their product to Kansas millers and terminal elevators and 40% to out-of-state destinations. Kansas terminal elevators made 94.2% of their shipments by rail. Four companies originated 92.7% of rail shipments; on all seven Kansas lines participating in wheat haulage main line stations originated 52.6% of shipments. Rates were predominately single-car basis, although some multiple-car and trainload rates were applied.
- This work was sponsored by the Transportation Research Center, U.S. DOT.
Kansas State University, ManhattanDepartment of Agricultural Economics
Manhattan, KS United States 66506
- Sorenson, L O
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Car shortages (Railroads); Commodities; Freight traffic; Grain; Origin and destination; Physical distribution; Rates; Statistics; Traffic managers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Freight rates; Grain trade; Shippers
- Geographic Terms: Kansas
- Old TRIS Terms: Car shortage; Commodity statistics
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00149459
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 575 Res. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-799
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM