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eNews • April 28, 2020
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Did You Know?

A new, 40 ft. ocean shipping container can cost between $3,000 - $5,000.

 

 

 

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U.S. freight-rail traffic plunges 22 percent in a week

U.S. freight-rail traffic plunges 22 percent in a week

The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on all business sectors continues to be reflected in U.S. freight-rail traffic numbers, with railroads logging 412,503 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending April 11, a 21.9 percent decrease compared with the same week in 2019, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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Supply chains after COVID-19: A conversation with Jim Tompkins

Supply chains after COVID-19: A conversation with Jim Tompkins

If there's a supply chain Jim Tompkins hasn't seen, it hasn't been invented. As the chairman and CEO of the international consultancy he founded in 1973, Tompkins has been at the forefront of every supply chain management trend of the past half-century.

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How coronavirus affects US river-barge market

How coronavirus affects US river-barge market

Oceangoing ships are performing very differently amid the crisis, depending on which cargo they carry. The same holds true in America's river transport system. Consequences of this year's two black swans - coronavirus and the oil price war - vary widely depending on whether a barge is carrying petrochemicals, crude oil, crops or coal.

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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.

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