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eNews • April 8, 2015
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Did You Know?

Draft – vertical distance between a ship's waterline and the lowest point of its keel. Depth of water to which a ship sinks according to its load. Most ships have parallel horizontal lines drawn on both sides of the bow (front) and stern (back) to indicate each foot of draft.

STC analysis continues to monitor rail performance for 2014 harvest

STC analysis continues to monitor rail performance for 2014 harvest

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is continuing to work with the University of Minnesota on a research project, “2014 Harvest: Attaching a Garden Hose to a Fire Hydrant.”Click here to Read More
Panama discusses new locks for 20,000-TEU ships

Panama discusses new locks for 20,000-TEU ships

A year before its scheduled completion of a $5 billion-plus expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is discussing the idea of building even larger locks to allow head-to-head competition with the Suez Canal.Click here to Read More
Navigation season opens on upper Mississippi River

Navigation season opens on upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings, Minnesota, on March 25th pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.Click here to Read More
ILWU caucus votes to recommend tentative labor agreement

ILWU caucus votes to recommend tentative labor agreement

Five-year contract now goes to rank and file union members for a ratification vote.Click here to Read More
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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