The first shipment of United States wheat to the Soviet Union in now being loaded aboard a cargo ship at Norfolk, Virginia (south-eastern U.
The first shipment of United States wheat to the Soviet Union in now being loaded aboard a cargo ship at Norfolk, Virginia (south-eastern U.S.).
Workmen began loading 65-hundred tons of North Dakota Durum grain aboard the American-flag vessel Exilona on Tuesday (January 28).
The shipment arrived in 103 boxcars. It was sent by train from Devils Lake, North Dakota. Final unloading of the boxcars took place Monday (January 27). The Exilona will deliver the wheat to an as-yet-unspecified Baltic seaport.
A different cargo bound for the Soviet Union is being loaded at Lake Charles, Louisiana (in U.S.'s deep south). Twelve thousand five hundred tons of rice will be put aboard the Norwegian cargo ship Thorfrid. Loading began Monday (January 27). The shipment of Louisiana and Arkansas rice will be delivered to the port of Odessa on the Black sea. This is the first of four shipments to Russia from Lake Charles. The Louisiana port will handle 39 thousand of the 50-thousand tons of rice sold to Russia recently under a State Department permit. The balance will be exported through Texas ports.