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eNews • June 7, 2016
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Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A jetty is a structure constructed for the purpose of protecting coastlines or channels from currents or tides. Usually constructed of large rocks, boulders, or cement slabs, jetties provide greater reliability for the shipping channels utilized by the soybean and other industries. For example, the mouth of the Columbia River's jetty system – maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – was constructed to minimize navigation channel maintenance and provide safe transit between the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. 26 percent of U.S. soybean exports depart from terminals located along the Columbia River.

Commentary: LGBT issues, water development funding don't go together

Commentary: LGBT issues, water development funding don't go together

The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill is the wrong place to fight out a social battle, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek said.

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2nd large railroad not interested in proposed Chicago bypass

2nd large railroad not interested in proposed Chicago bypass

A second large railroad has told federal officials it isn’t interested in a proposed $8 billion, 278-mile rail line from Indiana to Wisconsin aimed at relieving Chicago-area freight congestion.

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LNG powered container ships make headway

LNG powered container ships make headway

Isla Bella, the world’s first LNG-powered container ship Last year saw the delivery of Isla Bella, the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship, to TOTE Maritime by General Dynamics NASSCO. The Marlin class vessel is the largest dry cargo ship powered by LNG and is claimed to be the cleanest cargo-carrying ship anywhere in the world, dramatically decreasing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency when compared to conventionally powered ships.

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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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