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eNews • March 21, 2013
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Leading destinations for soybeans delivered via railroad (2009/2010):

Source: “Farm to Market: A Soybean’s Journey” (funded by the soybean checkoff)

 

No progress in dispute as PNW port lockout continues

No progress in dispute as PNW port lockout continues

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) filed an unfair labor practice charge on March 11 with the National Labor Relations Board against Mitsui's United Grain terminal for the lockout of dockworkers at the Port of Vancouver since Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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Army Corps of Engineers completes rock removal

Army Corps of Engineers completes rock removal

On February 27, the rock removal operations on the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri, and Cairo, Illinois, were completed. The low water level resulted in the emergence of granite rock pinnacles that restricted the load carrying capacity of barges as well as the number of barges that could be attached as a single flotilla.

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Maersk Line to Dump Panama Canal for Suez as Ships Get Bigger

Maersk Line to Dump Panama Canal for Suez as Ships Get Bigger

Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, will stop plying through the Panama Canal to move goods from Asia to the U.S. east coast as bigger ships help the company move it profitably through Suez Canal.

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Civil engineer society's infrastructure grades: D for nation, C-plus for rail

Civil engineer society's infrastructure grades: D for nation, C-plus for rail

The state of the nation's infrastructure earns only a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in its latest "Report Card for America's Infrastructure" versus the D grade assigned in 2009, the last time the association issued a report card.

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Berkshire's BNSF Railway to Test Switch to Natural Gas

Berkshire's BNSF Railway to Test Switch to Natural Gas

BNSF Railway Co., one of the biggest U.S. consumers of diesel fuel, plans this year to test using natural gas to power its locomotives instead. 

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Six-year pact between longshoremen's union, ports proceeds to ratification

Six-year pact between longshoremen's union, ports proceeds to ratification

A new master contract between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and East and Gulf Coast ports moved a step closer to taking effect last week after the union's wage scale committee voted to recommend approval of the negotiated six-year pact.

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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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