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eNews • November 1, 2013
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How expensive are 20 and 40 foot containers?

Container prices fluctuate with the cost of steel and wood (often used for flooring). On average, a 20 foot container will cost $1,500 to $1,700. A 40 foot container will cost $2,500.

Source: Cargo Business News

Panama Canal Expansion Delayed

Panama Canal Expansion Delayed

The Panama Canal expansion’s completion date has been delayed from April 2015 to June 2015 in the Pacific locks, according the Panama Canal Authority.

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House Freight Report Raises Hopes for Next US Highway Bill

House Freight Report Raises Hopes for Next US Highway Bill

The messengers were more important than the message when a special U.S. House panel, following six months of hearings and logistics site visits, recommended spending more on freight transportation.

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Farmers complain about possible Canadian Pacific track sale

Farmers complain about possible Canadian Pacific track sale

A number of South Dakota farmers recently wrote letters to the Surface Transportation Board complaining about Canadian Pacific’s (CP) possible sale or lease of 660 miles of its mainline track running west from Tracy, Minn.

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LNG powered trains could arrive by 2017: Kemp

LNG powered trains could arrive by 2017: Kemp

LNG-powered locomotives could be in widespread use on North American railroads as early as 2016 or 2017, according to Railway Age, one of the industry's leading technical publications - which is far sooner than most energy analysts expect.

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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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