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Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

The growth was driven by record first-quarter export volumes and higher prices, Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition , told FreightWaves. Last year at this time we had only exported 37 million metric tons shipped.

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One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). Between 1996 and 1999, nearly 37,000 metric tons of bananas in Australia were lost yearly because banana growers lacked an adequate mechanism to communicate with packing facilities.

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