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eNews • June 3, 2011
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Soybean Transportation by Modal Share: United States vs. Brazil

  

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Soy Transportation Coalition and Panama Canal Authority sign MOU

Soy Transportation Coalition and Panama Canal Authority sign MOU

On Monday, May 9, the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) hosted the luncheon, “The Panama Canal Expansion: Is U.S. Agriculture Prepared?” in Washington, D.C. Special guest Alberto Alemán Zubieta, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), provided an update on the canal’s expansion.

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Union Pacific Tops List, Canadian National Shows Dramatic Improvement in STC Rail Report Card

Union Pacific Tops List, Canadian National Shows Dramatic Improvement in STC Rail Report Card

Union Pacific was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the second annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Rail Customer Satisfaction Index.  Survey respondents provided Canadian National a 38 percent increase in its score from the previous year – giving the company a third place ranking among the seven Class I railroads. 

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US Freight Tonnage to Rise 24 Percent by 2022, ATA Says

US Freight Tonnage to Rise 24 Percent by 2022, ATA Says

U.S. freight tonnage will grow 24 percent through 2022, with trucking hauling 70 percent of all freight by that year, the American Trucking Associations said. Trucking’s total freight market share will climb three percentage points through 2022, while railroads will lose 0.7 percentage points of their share of overall tonnage.

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ALL to build US $453 million intermodal terminal in Mato Grosso, Brazil

ALL to build US $453 million intermodal terminal in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Brazilian railway operator América Latina Logística (ALL) will start construction this year on a 730 million-real (US $453 million) intermodal terminal in Brazil's midwestern state of Mato Grosso.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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