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Survey finds rail service improving for US grain exporters

The JOC reports that the recent energy boom has meant grain handlers are facing stiff competition for rail service with the crude oil sector.

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

Steenhoek could think of a few factors contributing to improved rail service.

In the first place, he said, 2014 saw a longer harvest, giving […]

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US grain exporters welcome ILWU contract but rail delay concerns persist

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway say they are working to improve service as the 2014 harvest starts to move from farms to grain elevators. A backlog of shipments caused by a harsh 2013-2014 winter, coupled with an increase in intermodal and carload freight, has resulted in some […]

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