Soybean Transport Efficiencies: Containers Win the Export Race - Global Trade Magazine
  June 18th, 2019 | Written by

Soybean Transport Efficiencies: Containers Win the Export Race

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  • Not only is container shipping faster, but it also results in higher quality soybeans by preservation in container.
  • Shipping via container is on average 42 days in comparison to 51 days via bulk vessel shipping.

Illinois, the global leader of producing and exporting soybeans, is uniquely positioned to efficiently export soybeans through container shipping or bulk barge to international markets around the world. With about two-thirds of Illinois soybeans destined for export, it’s crucial to ensure an efficient transportation process. Containers and bulk shipments of soybeans from Illinois can travel through the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, California and even the St. Lawrence Seaway to reach Asian markets.

Not only is container shipping faster, but it also results in higher quality soybeans by preservation in container. Standard freight containers are loaded and sealed, then transferred onto ships, trains and trucks with the goods secured throughout the transportation process. Shipping via container is on average 42 days in comparison to 51 days via bulk vessel shipping. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2WM8OuP


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