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Link to U.S.W.A. Harvest Report for July 19, 2013



Below is a link to the U.S. Wheat Associate’s website for the latest harvest report for July 19, 2013. For more information on USWA and what they do please visit their website at www.uswheat.org

Harvest Report for July 19, 2013 (Click Below)
http://www.uswheat.org/reports/harvest/doc/8B7370ED45DF581C85257BAD0051C428?OpenDocument#

Written by cradut

July 23rd, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Another day at the office




OMIC Portland Branch Inspector observing grain that is being loaded on a Panamax type vessel on the Columbia River.

The Columbia Snake River system is a vital transportation link for the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The economies of these four states rely on the trade and commerce that flows up and down the most important commercial waterway of the Northwest. The PNW region exports around 10 million metric tons of wheat annually, to various areas around the world primarily to Japan, the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan. There are several other customers which in a given year, depending on price relationships, will buy from the PNW, including Egypt, Pakistan, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, and some to South American countries.

If you are in the grain export business, working outside chasing ships up and down the river is one of the highlights. Though the schedule is difficult and the job is 24/7, being able to work in and around the Pacific Northwest, a diverse geographic region, dominated by several mountain ranges, with lots of great outdoor activities and scenic landscapes, well that makes it all worth it.

Check out our Map of the PNW Export Elevators at the follwoing link: http://www.omicusa.com/services/Pacific_Northwest_Export_Elevator_Map.pdf

OMIC inspection and testing services fulfill requirements in various fields associated with the import and export of such commodities as agricultural products, processed foods, minerals and chemicals, and plant equipment. Sampling and testing operations are conducted in accordance with relevant standards established by international organizations, designated nations, and etcetera.

Certificates issued by OMIC are indispensable to such business transactions such as L/C negotiations. The following represent a portion of the inspection services that OMIC USA and its affiliates offer at most major ports worldwide:

Quality & Quantity Inspections
Sampling, Vessel Cargo Hold & Container Inspections, Loading, Discharging & Distribution Supervision, Marine & Insurance Surveys, Stowage & Packacking Inspections, Engineering Inspections

Contact the OMIC Inspections Division

Mailing Address: OMIC USA Inc. 3344 NW Industrial St. Portland, Oregon 97210
Telephone: 503.223.1497 (Extension 23)
Fax: 503.223.9436
E-mail (Inspections): inspections@omicusa.com

State politicians get involved as labor dispute and port strike drags on



From The Columbian;
Gov. Inslee urges ILWU, United Grain to resolve dispute
http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/jul/19/gov-inslee-urges-ilwu-united-grain-resolve-dispute/

From Orrgonlive.com;
Longshore picketing at Portland-area grain terminals turns racist with raccoon incident
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/07/longshore_picketing_at_portlan.html

Written by cradut

July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Link to U.S.W.A. Harvest Report for July 5, 2013



Below is a link to the U.S. Wheat Associate’s website for the latest harvest report for July 5, 2013. For more information on USWA and what they do please visit their website at www.uswheat.org

Harvest Report for July 5, 2013 (Click Below)
http://www.uswheat.org/reports/harvest/doc/C74A9A486F504DC685257B9F0059CCBD?OpenDocument#

Written by cradut

July 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm