Ag container shipments could be tied up with possible port dispute

Ag container shipments could be tied up with possible port dispute

The Soy Transportation Coalition executive director says he’s closely following labor negotiations between the International Longshoreman Association and U.S. Maritime Alliance.

Mike Steenhoek tells Brownfield a potential strike at East and Gulf Coast ports would put agricultural container exports at risk.

“It’s not going to be impacting our bulk shipments as much as container shipments, but it’s something that’s of concern to us,” he says.

Steenhoek says the bulk grain terminals in the Gulf Coast operate on separate contracts and should not affected by the negotiations.

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