Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Grain Elevator

Grain elevator is the facility at which bulk grain is unloaded, weighed, cleaned, blended and exported.

What is Grain Elevator?

A grain elevator is an agrarian facility complex designed to stockpile or store grain. In the grain trade, the term "grain elevator" also describes a tower containing a bucket elevator or a pneumatic conveyor, which scoops up grain from a lower level and deposits it in a silo or other storage facility.