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eNews • January 16, 2016
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Mode of Transportation Deaths Per Billion Ton-Miles Injuries Per Billion Ton-Miles
Barge 0.01 0.09
Truck 0.84 N/A
Train 1.15 21.77
Comparison of the safety records of barge, semi truck, and train per billion ton-miles
(adapted from Haulk)
Grain Shippers Commend and Criticize 2015 Rail Service

Grain Shippers Commend and Criticize 2015 Rail Service

Agricultural shippers provided mixed reviews of the nation’s largest railroads in the sixth annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad Report Card.

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Flooding in Midwestern US causes flour mills to close

Flooding in Midwestern US causes flour mills to close

Flooding, including some record-high river levels, brought flour milling and elevator operations to a near halt and barge traffic to a complete halt in the St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., region during the last week of the year and into early 2016.

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Panama Canal Expansion To Be Complete By May, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela Says

Panama Canal Expansion To Be Complete By May, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela Says

Panama Canal Expansion To Be Complete By May, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela Says

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Giant Container Ships Arrive On US Shores, But Many Ports Not Prepared For Era Of Megaships

Giant Container Ships Arrive On US Shores, But Many Ports Not Prepared For Era Of Megaships

The era of megaships has arrived on U.S. shores. The two largest container ships ever to unload in North America reached Los Angeles in late December, marking a milestone as the global shipping industry increasingly turns to colossal vessels to drive down costs.

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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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