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eNews • March 6, 2015
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Panama Canal Suez Canal
Year Completed: 1914 1869
Length: 48 miles 119 miles
# of ships handled per year: 14,702 16,744
Time to transit (excluding wait time): 8-10 hours 12-16 hours
Ownerships: Panama Canal Authority (Gov't of Panama) Suez Canal Authority (Gov't of Egypt)
Soybean Farmer Study Examines Impact of Heavier Semis

Soybean Farmer Study Examines Impact of Heavier Semis

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is disseminating the results of a research project, “Heavier Semis: A Good Idea?” - a study analyzing the likely results of expanding semi weight limits over the federal highway system.

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After port dispute, focus on U.S. export reputation

After port dispute, focus on U.S. export reputation

Negotiators representing the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union, whose members are West Coast dockworkers, and the Pacific Maritime Association, which negotiates on behalf of 29 West Coast ports, reached a tentative agreement to end the labor dispute that has resulted in a major disruption of service along the West Coast.

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65 percent of shippers in JOC survey say they’ll divert from West Coast

65 percent of shippers in JOC survey say they’ll divert from West Coast

The last two months of U.S. West Coast congestion appear to have cemented many shippers’ plans to divert cargo to other ports, according to a recent JOC.com survey.

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Savannah harbor dredging now ready to begin

Savannah harbor dredging now ready to begin

The Georgia Ports Authority said deepening the Savannah harbor is now ready to proceed after the Army Corps of Engineers today awarded a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co.

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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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