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eNews • September 19, 2018
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TEU - "twenty foot equivalent unit." A standard container size that can be loaded and sealed onto ships, railroad cars, trucks, and planes. The dimensions of a TEU are 20 ft. (length) x 8 ft. (width) x 9 ft. (height). The maximum gross mass for a dry cargo TEU is 52,910 lbs.: 47,770 lbs. (net load) + 5,140 lbs. (empty container weight). A TEU can accommodate 796 bushels of soybeans.

Source: Journal of Commerce

Corps Chief Signs Off On LMR Deepening

Corps Chief Signs Off On LMR Deepening

The quest to increase the depth of the Mississippi River ship channel between Baton Rouge, La., and the Gulf of Mexico to 50 feet moved one step closer to reality when James Dalton, chief engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, issued a memorandum to Secretary of the Army R.D. James in support of the plan.

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Employers ratify 'fair and equitable' ILA contract

Employers ratify 'fair and equitable' ILA contract

Members of the United States Maritime Alliance Ltd. (USMX) voted September 10th to ratify a new six?year master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association.

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Class 8 truck orders continue at record pace

Class 8 truck orders continue at record pace

Net orders for North American Class 8 trucks hit another all-time high in August, surpassing the previous record set the month before by 300 units, according to the latest preliminary data from freight forecaster FTR Transportation Intelligence.

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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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