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eNews • March 9, 2018
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When did containerized shipping first develop?

Malcom McLean (1913-2001), often called "the father of containerization", developed in 1956 the metal shipping container, which replaced the traditional break bulk method of handling dry goods and revolutionized the transportation of freight worldwide. Upon his death in 2001, Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta stated, "Malcom revolutionized the maritime industry in the 20th century. His idea for modernizing the loading and unloading of ships, which was previously conducted in much the same way the ancient Phoenicians did 3,000 years ago, has resulted in much safer and less-expensive transport of goods, faster delivery, and better service."

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth has removed the black shroud from its latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT). The heavy-duty truck is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Kenworth plans to increase that in the future with the addition of greater hydrogen storage capacity.

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High Water Still Stalling Barge Traffic

High Water Still Stalling Barge Traffic

Heavy rainfall, from the middle to lower Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin, resulted in widespread river flooding along Cincinnati, Cairo, Memphis and other locations, according to the recent USDA weekly Grain Transportation report. High water has caused navigation disruptions on sections of the Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas Rivers.

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Rail apologizes for Western Canada grain backlog, vows improvement

Rail apologizes for Western Canada grain backlog, vows improvement

Canadian National Railway Co apologized on Wednesday for delays moving Western Canadian grain and its new interim chief executive said the company would spend more than C$250 million ($193 million) this year to improve its infrastructure.

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U.S. Gulf corn hits post-harvest highs as PNW port gridlock persists

U.S. Gulf corn hits post-harvest highs as PNW port gridlock persists

A backlog of grain ships waiting to load at U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW) ports is threatening to persist into April, prompting key Asian customers to switch purchases to more distant Gulf Coast terminals and sending prices there higher, traders and industry analysts said.

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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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