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Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Pacific Harbor Line by parent Anacostia Rail Holdings, effective in early August.
Port of New Orleans President and Chief Executive Brandy Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC).
Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more…
Alpenglow Rail LLC completed its acquisition of VIP Rail LLC. This acquisition is a first for the Denver-based shortline rail business, which is backed by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital.
BNSF has named the transload facility operated by the OmniTRAX, Inc.-managed Sand Springs Railway Co. in Tulsa, Okla., as a Premier Status location, “signifying superior performance, a comprehensive service offering…
The White House on July 11 announced that President Donald Trump has nominated Ronald L. Batory, who recently retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, as the next…
Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. has completed the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. (FEC) through its Transportation Business Unit Grupo México Transportes, S.A. de C.V. (GMXT).
Great Western Railway Ltd., Saskatchewan, has acquired 150 grain hopper railcars from the Government of Saskatchewan, following a competitive bidding process. This is GWR’s first purchase of its kind since…
Nineteenth century economist Thomas Malthus is associated with a failure to recognize improved productivity as a tide lifting humankind’s standard of living.
The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. railroads for the week ending July 1 originated 546,361 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2% compared with the same week in 2016.
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