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eNews • August 11, 2016
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Did You Know?

Cost of Gasoline in Selected Countries ($ per gallon, August 2016):

• Hong Kong: $6.93
• Norway: $6.44
• Netherlands: $6.09
• Italy: $6.02
• Denmark: $5.94
• Greece: $5.91
• France: $5.33
• Germany: $5.38
• United Kingdom: $5.45
• Cuba: $4.96
• Spain: $4.69
• Poland: $4.24
• Costa Rica: $3.90
• Canada: $3.26
• Mexico: $3.03
• Panama: $2.73
• United States: $2.38
• Russia: $2.20

Source: GlobalPetrolPrices.com

West Coast Dockworkers to Discuss Contract Extension

West Coast Dockworkers to Discuss Contract Extension

It was recently announced that International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will consider a vote during their upcoming meeting on August 10-12 in San Francisco regarding whether to discuss extending their current contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).  The current contract is scheduled to expire on July 1, 2019. 

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Panama Canal Administrator Updates Customers on Expanded Canal Operations

Panama Canal Administrator Updates Customers on Expanded Canal Operations

On August 4, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano presented representatives of shipping lines and shipping agents with an update on the operations of the expanded canal during its first month of operations.

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US freight projects get smallest bite of TIGER grant funding

US freight projects get smallest bite of TIGER grant funding

U.S. freight projects this year received their lowest share ever from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, federal grant program, according to a Washington D.C.-based group representing freight interests.

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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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