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PNW Building Boom - 3
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jul 17, 2013 06:23 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Ports in the Pacific Northwest, as they've expanded capacity and built up interior supply chains, have won a growing share of U.S. exports. However, some experts think the Panama Canal expansion could reinvigorate exports from the Gulf of Mexico -- if the inland waterways system can keep pace.

"Grain handlers are always evaluating the cost of moving soybeans via the PNW or via the Gulf," said Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition.

The number of shuttle elevators serving the PNW has more than doubled over the last decade, sending a strong positive signal to ...

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