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Savoy of CN named 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) named Marie-Chantal Savoy, director of marketing innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year.
Mongeau stepping down at CN
Citing health reasons, CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau will step down on June 30, 2016. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Luc Jobin will succeed him.
Carload traffic down 10.3% for May
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced its monthly rail freight traffic report for May, and the week ending May 28, 2016. The figures, as expected, haven’t improved.
MARS: Volume vs. velocity
“Volume vs. Velocity—Managing Change in 2016” will be the theme for the 247th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) to be held July 11–12, 2016 at the…
Jason Seidl: Takeaways from the NARS 2016 Annual Meeting
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the National Association of Rail Shippers (NARS) 2016 Annual Meeting, and offers the following report:
League of Railway Industry Women appoints three to Board of Directors
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has appointed three members to Board of Director roles.
CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS™
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
Rail freight traffic: Same stuff, different week
North American rail freight traffic remains in the doldrums, the Association of American Railroads reported for the week ending May 21, 2016.
Lance Fritz to keynote RSI/CMA 2016
Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 in Omaha,…
CSX names senior operations leaders
CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1.
UP drives off with Toyota award
Toyota Logistics Services has recognized Union Pacific with its 2015 Logistics Excellence Award in Customer Service. UP has earned the Toyota award eight consecutive years in recognition of outstanding logistics…
CSX announces senior leadership team changes
CSX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward announced a number of senior management changes on May 20, 2016, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, Executive Vice…
City of Montreal and CN focus on safety
Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in announcing the areas of safety that the City of Montreal…
Minnesota National Guard on the move, by rail
More than 1,300 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard are being loaded onto railcars for movement from Camp Ripley through the weekend of May 21, 2016.
PTSI, CRSA team on physical characteristics training
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are offering a one-day conference, Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing – Are We Where We Need to Be?,…
Ben Vient joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
BNSF’s Fox plans retirement; Freeman named successor
Greg Fox, who has served as Executive Vice President, Operations at BNSF since November 2010, plans to retire. Dave Freeman will step into the position on June 1, 2016.
voestalpine Nortrak restructures management
voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, with seven manufacturing plants in the U.S., has announced that Ant Watson stepped down as CEO effective March 31, 2016.
Jason Seidl: Expect a pronounced level of caution
Near-term outlooks from Class I railroads at upcoming conferences “will contain a somewhat more pronounced level of caution given further softening in volumes since first-quarter 2016 earnings,” according to Cowen…
Ottensmeyer succeeds Starling as KCS CEO
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as Kansas City Southern CEO, effective July 1, 2016. Ottensmeyer will retain the title of President, a position he assumed on March…
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