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eNews • December 4, 2015
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The highest toll ever paid to utilize the Panama Canal was $375,600 – paid by the cruise ship the Norwegian Pearl.

A typical ocean vessel transporting grain will pay a toll of approximately $130,000 to utilize the Panama Canal.

Source: Panama Canal Authority

Soy Transportation Coalition reelects officers, tours Panama Canal during annual meeting

Soy Transportation Coalition reelects officers, tours Panama Canal during annual meeting

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) reelected its officers and visited one of the most consequential links in the agricultural logistics chain during the organization’s annual meeting December 2nd and 3rd in Panama.

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House approves STB reauthorization bill

House approves STB reauthorization bill

The U.S. House on December 10th unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 808), a bipartisan bill that proposes to reauthorize and reform the STB.

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Proxy fight looms in CP's battle for Norfolk Southern

Proxy fight looms in CP's battle for Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Co. on December 14th officially rejected Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s latest $30 billion bid to merge the two railroads, bringing the rivals a step closer to a potential proxy fight.

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Consulting firm exit raises Nicaragua Canal feasibility questions

Consulting firm exit raises Nicaragua Canal feasibility questions

Nicaragua’s government has long claimed that an economic feasibility study by blue-chip U.S. consultancy McKinsey & Co. is crucial to enticing Western investors to its $40 to $50 billion canal project.

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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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