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eNews • July 16, 2015
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Top 10 U.S. Importers: 2014 (in TEUs)

A TEU (“twenty foot equivalent unit”) is a standard container size that can be loaded and sealed onto ships, railroad cars, trucks, and planes. The dimensions of a TEU are 20 ft (length) × 8 ft (width) × 9 ft (height). The maximum gross mass for dry cargo TEU is 52,910 lb: 47,770 lb (net load) + 5,140 lb (empty cntainer weight).

Source: Journal of Commerce

Register today – Ag Transportation Summit (August 4-5)

Register today – Ag Transportation Summit (August 4-5)

On Aug. 4-5, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) will host the second Ag Transportation Summit: “Transportation Capacity - Overcoming the Challenges.”

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STC testifies at House subcommittee hearing on rural transportation challenges

STC testifies at House subcommittee hearing on rural transportation challenges

On June 24, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing titled, “Meeting the Transportation Needs of Rural America.

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Brazil launches 64-billion-dollar infrastructure package to boost economy

Brazil launches 64-billion-dollar infrastructure package to boost economy

Brazil launches ambitious $64bn infrastructure package to prop the economy.

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Panama Canal is on track to open its expanded locks in April

Panama Canal is on track to open its expanded locks in April

The new locks at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal began to fill with water in late June in preparation for months of testing of their new gates before they open to commercial traffic next April

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Egypt hopes Suez Canal expansion will see cash flood in

Egypt hopes Suez Canal expansion will see cash flood in

It's arguably the most strategic waterway in the world.

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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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