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Watco to serve six major Dow chemical plants in the U.S., Canada

Watco Cos. LLC has reached an agreement with Dow Inc. to acquire the major chemical producer's rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six major North American facilities. Watco will provide select rail services at Dow's plants in Freeport and Seadrift, Texas; St. Charles and Plaquemine, Louisiana; and Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta.

New trade agreement is a victory for American workers and the economy

Today will go down as an important event for workers and the economy as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will replace the decades old North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Ethanol's rough 2020 ride: Trade wars, COVID-19 and waivers alter its momentum

One year ago, the ethanol industry was zooming on the economic highway and celebrating a big win. The Environmental Protection Agency had finally approved E15 for year-round use and President Donald Trump was visiting Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to take a victory lap.

Chinese truck maker making big moves in Mexico

Shacman Trucks expanding into Mexico's commercial vehicle market with network of distributors, new assembly plant.

International News


New records set on the Middle Corridor to Turkey

On the Middle Corridor a new record was set by a freight train traveling from China to Turkey. Originating from Xi'an in the centre of China, the freight train set record figures on the Azerbaijani part, and again on Turkish territory. It arrived in the Kosekoy station of Izmit last week: twelve days after crossing the China-Kazakh border of Khorgos.

China invests Yuan 325.8bn in rail in first half of 2020

CHINA is on track to exceed its rail asset investment targets this year despite the impact of coronavirus, after investing Yuan 325.8bn ($US 46.3bn) in the first half of 2020, up Yuan 3.8bn (1.2%) on the same period last year.
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