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eNews • November 3, 2017
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Importers in 2016: JOC Top 10 - US Foreign Trade via Ocean Container Transport

Source: Journal of Commerce

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).

Gas tax hike possible for infrastructure upgrades, Trump adviser says

Gas tax hike possible for infrastructure upgrades, Trump adviser says

Gary Cohn, the chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump, reportedly told lawmakers on October 25th that they will get a chance to vote for a gas hike early next year that would be used to pay for infrastructure improvements.

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Mississippi River Ship Channel advocates await report

Mississippi River Ship Channel advocates await report

Advocates for modernizing the Mississippi River Ship Channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans' Industrial Canal via the Intracoastal Waterway are eagerly awaiting the final Army Corps of Engineers report on the economic justification for deepening the channel to 50 feet from the gulf to the Port of Baton Rouge.

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Bunge: A new kind of bean counting

Bunge: A new kind of bean counting

It's all about the numbers at the new Bunge-SCF Marine terminal on the Mississippi River.

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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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