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Damaged Illinois river lock to hinder barges for weeks

May 1 - According to reports in the international media, a northern stretch of the Illinois river - a key artery for connecting export terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, USA - is expected to remain closed for several weeks.

A 144 mile (231.75 km) stretch from Florence to Lacon, Illinois, remains closed to all traffic due to record flooding.

Damage to the Marseilles lock and dam in northern Illinois suggest that a portion of the waterway may remain closed for some time after the floodwaters subside. It is reported that five of the lock's eight gates are unable to fully close and that two have sustained 15 ft (4.6 m) holes. The damage was caused when several barges broke free from tow in swollen currents and struck the dam.

The US Army Corp of Engineers is working to repair the damage.

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Modulift performs locomotive lift

May 24 - Modulift has provided equipment to lift a steam locomotive, built in 1926, on behalf of Swanage Railway, a tourist attraction in the UK.
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Fesco and RZD team up to link Europe and Asia

May 24 - Fesco Transportation Group and Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) are launching a Trans-Siberian multimodal service to expedite the delivery of goods from Japan to Europe via Russia.
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USA ends steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada and Mexico

May 24 - The USA is removing steel and aluminium tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, with all retaliatory tariffs on US goods and any pending litigation also coming to an end.
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