BDT expands to include white corn on Aug. 2

The Barge Digital Transformation (BDT) platform is officially expanding to include white corn on its digital platform on Aug. 2.  

The BDT platform is the result of the partnership between National Grain and Feed Digital Solutions (NGFDS) – an NGFA-affiliated corporation – and tech provider essDOCS to digitize barge trading, including the electronic transmission of bills of lading, representing a tremendous cost savings and efficiency for the industry.
NGFDS officially launched the BDT system on Nov. 2, 2020, for corn; it expanded to soybeans in March 2021, and to wheat and DDGS in April.  

Nearly 50 shippers, traders and barge lines have signed onboard and are participating in the new platform (listed below). For complete information, including demonstrative and tutorial materials and videos, as well as how to join, please visit

Shippers and Traders: 
Agrex, Inc.
AGRIServices of Brunswick LLC
Avere Commodities Corp.
Bunge North America, Inc. 
Cargill, Inc. 
Central States Enterprises, LLC
CHS Inc. 
COFCO Int’l. Grains US LLC
COFCO Growmark LLC
CGB Enterprises, Inc.
Farmers Grain Terminal, Inc. 
Flint Hill Resources 
Gavilon Global Ag Holdings LLC
Heartland Co-op
Heritage Cooperative
Hopkinsville Elevator Co. 
J.D. Heiskell & Co., Inc. 
Kruse Western LLC
Louis Dreyfus Co.
Marquis Trading, LLC
Oakley Grain, Inc. 
Obion Grain Co. Inc. 
Owensboro Grain Co. 
Perdue AgriBusiness Grain LLC
Poinsett Rice and Grain Inc. 
Prairie Creek Grain Co.
The Andersons, Inc. 
The Scoular Co.
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. 
Ursa Farmers Cooperative Co.
Viserion Grain LLC
Western Milling LLC
Woodall Grain Co.
Zen-Noh Grain Corp.

American Comm. Barge Line 
American River Transp. Co.
Campbell Transp., Inc. 
Cargo Carriers 
Ceres Consulting, LLC
Eastside River Transp. Co.
Heartland Barge Mgt. LLC
Ingram Barge Co.
LMR Freight, LLC
Oakley Barge Line
ROI Logist. & Marine Serv. LLC
RTI Barge Management
SCF Marine