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Transport Delays Continue as Some Floodwaters Begin to Recede

11:28 AM MDT | July 1, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

The upper Mississippi River flood zone continues to cause shipment delays and force some carriers to declare force majeure or embargo traffic. Railroads and barge operators say that floodwaters have started to recede along parts of the river and its tributaries but that further delays are expected. Some chemical plants have had to place customers on order allocation or declare force majeure on certain products, citing transport disruptions due to the flooding, which started after severe storms hit the Midwest in late May (p. 21). Not on track: BNSF says...

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