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eNews • March 11, 2016
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The Southwest Pass is the main shipping channel at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It empties into the Gulf of Mexico at the southernmost tip of Louisiana. 58% of U.S. soybean exports and 67% of U.S. corn exports originate from the lower Mississippi River and, as a result, utilize the Southwest Pass.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. DOT projects freight to grow 40% by 2045

U.S. DOT projects freight to grow 40% by 2045

The increase in freight tonnage over the next 30 years will require adding capacity to marine, highway, rail, air and pipeline modes, according to the United States Department of Transportation.

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CMA CGM’s Behemoths to Sail from Asia to US West Coast

CMA CGM’s Behemoths to Sail from Asia to US West Coast

French liner giant CMA CGM Group said that it will deploy its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West Coast of the U.S. starting end of May.

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Senate antitrust subcommittee members voice concerns over CP-NS deal

Senate antitrust subcommittee members voice concerns over CP-NS deal

Sens. Mike Lee and Amy Klobuchar wrote a letter to the United States attorney general's office saying Canadian Pacific’s proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern Corp. could “limit the ability of the STB to protect competition.”

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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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