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eNews • November 5, 2010
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Did You Know?

Transit Times for Freight to the U.S. East Coast from Asia:

  • 18.3 days: Asia to West Coast (12.3 days) + Rail service from West Coast to East Coast (6 days)
  • 21.1 days: Asia to U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean
  • 21.6 days: Asia to U.S. East Coast via the Panama Canal

Source: USDA

Ag Shippers Comment on Harvest Rail Service

Ag Shippers Comment on Harvest Rail Service

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) recently contacted a number of mid to large-sized agricultural shippers across the country to ask how the rail industry performed in handling the 2010 harvest. The STC specifically wanted to hear comments from shippers - positive or negative - concerning service reliability and rail capacity issues.

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Terminal Executive Says NY-NJ ‘Not Ready’ for 2014

Terminal Executive Says NY-NJ ‘Not Ready’ for 2014

A marine terminal executive at the Port of New York and New Jersey questioned whether the port’s infrastructure will be ready to handle larger ships that may come to the port with the expansion of the Panama Canal.

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USDA reestablishes ag trade advisory committees

USDA reestablishes ag trade advisory committees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade representative will re-establish the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) for Trade and the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATAC) for Trade. The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has requested nominations of persons to serve on these seven committees for a term of four years.

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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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