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eNews • October 13, 2017
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Exporters in 2016: JOC Top 10 - US Foreign Trade via Ocean Container Transport

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 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

Former Chair Elliott to leave STB

Former Chair Elliott to leave STB

Surface Transportation Board (STB) Vice Chairman Daniel Elliott III announced he will leave the board.

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Industry: Great Lakes pilots' fees threaten cargo volumes

Industry: Great Lakes pilots' fees threaten cargo volumes

Shippers, carriers, and US Great Lakes ports are entangled in a complex dispute over rising ship pilotage costs that industry officials warn could send cargo to other coasts and jeopardize the lakes' long-term viability.

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CP service opens Vancouver rail routing to Ohio ag exporters

CP service opens Vancouver rail routing to Ohio ag exporters

US agriculture exporters in Ohio can now rail their products to the Port of Vancouver for Asian delivery after Canadian Pacific railway extended its reach into the US Midwest by partnering with an Ohio-Indiana short-line and a rail terminal operator.

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Cash Market Moves

Cash Market Moves

In the past three weeks, corn piles have been reappearing in parts of the Corn Belt. This isn't corn from an early harvest this year, though. These are piles of old-crop corn that producers are hauling off the farm to make room for the new-crop harvest.

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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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