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eNews • September 5, 2014
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Source: Panama Canal Authority

Soy Transportation Coalition Officials Participate in 100th Anniversary Celebration of Panama Canal

Soy Transportation Coalition Officials Participate in 100th Anniversary Celebration of Panama Canal

On August 13-16, Pat Knouff, a soybean farmer from Minster, Ohio, and chairman of the Soy Transportation Coalition, and Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, traveled to Panama to participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the Panama Canal. While in Panama, Pat and Mike toured the canal expansion site and received a progress update on the construction project.

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US grain exporters welcome ILWU contract but rail delay concerns persist

US grain exporters welcome ILWU contract but rail delay concerns persist

U.S. grain shippers are welcoming the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s collective bargaining agreement with Pacific Northwest grain handlers, but they are still concerned about poor rail service that is hampering their ability to get exports to Asia.

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BNSF plans second bridge over Idaho chokepoint

BNSF plans second bridge over Idaho chokepoint

One of the more challenging capacity constraints affecting BNSF's Northern Corridor is the 4,769-foot long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille outside Sandpoint, Idaho, not far from where BNSF and Montana Rail Link (MRL) converge. BNSF is now looking into the bold concept of building a second bridge, nearly a mile long, adjacent to the existing one.

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SeaIntel: Panama must revamp tolls to stay competitive

SeaIntel: Panama must revamp tolls to stay competitive

If the Panama Canal hopes to retain container carrier services from South China and Southeast Asia to the U.S. East Coast and regain those it has lost to the Suez Canal over the last few years, it will have to develop a new pricing structure or lower its tolls after it opens its new locks to commercial traffic in 2016, according to a new report from SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.

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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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