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2014 Heartland Shippers Conference to put spotlight on global, national impacts on logistics for Midwest; MSA members eligible for discount for May 13-14 Kansas City event (04/21/2014)

The third Heartland Shippers Conference is ready to roll in Kansas City just three weeks from now. The Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) is once again a sponsor of this national event that focuses on challenges, opportunities and trends for all forms of freight shipping to and from the Midwest. MSA members are eligible for a special discount registration rate.

USSEC/Midwest Shippers Association global soy & specialty grains conference website ready for hotel reservations, event registration, exhibitors & sponsors information (04/21/2014)

Exhibitors are already rolling in for the big U.S. Soybean Export Council/Midwest Shippers Association conference and trade show set for September 15-18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A. You can now connect to make your hotel reservations, and download forms to register for what will be The premier soy and grain trading event of the year by going to www.grainconference.org

New record high for grain exports by container set in 2013: USDA Grain Transportation Report (04/21/2014)

U.S. waterborne containerized grain exports posted a record year in 2013, according to USDA’s Grain Transportation Report (GTR). More than 636,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU’s) were moved last year. That’s up 22 percent from 2012.

Cleveland welcomes arrival of first-ever container ship to Great Lakes (04/21/2014)

Cleveland, Ohio – Coast Guard marine inspectors conducted safety and security examinations on the first-ever container ship to arrive in Cleveland Saturday morning, April 19. Fortunagracht, a 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship, delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes.

Vermont Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law (04/21/2014)

The Vermont Senate passed a bill April 16 that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops, Reuters news reports.

STB orders railways to develop a plan to ship fertilizer for spring planting (04/21/2014)

On April 15, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced it would direct Canadian pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to report by April 18 their plans to make sure fertilizer is delivered to farmers for spring planting.

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