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eNews • October 3, 2014
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Promoting a Cost-Effective, Reliable and Competitive Transportation System

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A ton-mile is defined as one ton of freight shipped one mile. It is a standardized measure of freight demand that reflects both volume and distance.

Soybean Farmer Study Highlights Competitive Advantage and Potential Challenges in U.S. vs. South American Transportation Systems

Soybean Farmer Study Highlights Competitive Advantage and Potential Challenges in U.S. vs. South American Transportation Systems

The viability of the U.S. soybean industry, and the profitability of the American soybean farmer, is not only a function of abundant supply and increasing demand, it also is dependent upon having connectivity between supply and demand.

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US Congress short on meeting its plan to boost port funding

US Congress short on meeting its plan to boost port funding

Nearly 300 shippers, port authorities and transportation groups are urging the U.S. Congress to follow through with its plan to send more money collected via harbor maintenance taxes back to ports.

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Panama Canal to expand next by going deeper

Panama Canal to expand next by going deeper

The Panama Canal Authority is ready to explore whether to build a fourth set of locks for ultra-large cargo vessels, but the next expansion will come in the form of dredging the existing waterway five-feet deeper, Administrator Jorge Quijano said recently.

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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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