Though lower Mississippi River is opened for traffic after the storm, the traffic is still slow. Also there are power outages in the southern Louisiana after Hurricane Ida storm the area completely. As this part of US, is primary major hub for the grain transport, subsequent problems mentioned above is affecting exports a lot.
Though coast guard opened the river for traffic, but still movement is slow because there is so much trash and floating debris and obstacles that are present in the surrounding of water like sunken barges etc. It will take some time for it to get cleared. Exporters are looking for Houston facility to compensate for the fall in numbers. This region is major hub for transporting corn, soybeans out of the states. It will take some weeks to clear out the sunken material in the river.