Focused Technology Solutions (FTS)—a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company—has entered into another international market sector by partnering with Freightquip, a distributor located in Australia, FTS President Peter Bartek announced.
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The Greenbrier Companies has developed an innovative new way for railcar customers to inspect build quality: Virtual Sample Railcar™ (VSR), which remotely brings customers into the Greenbrier plant from the convenience of a conference room or home office.
Numerous factors are impairing intermodal volume growth. These include blanked sailings, a shift in overall freight demand toward refrigerated, an uncertain outlook for consumer demand and, of course, competition from the highway.
The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) upgraded its locomotive fleet with the arrival of eight rebuilt units in an effort to replace aging equipment, improve efficiency and lower overall emissions. Recognizable by their bright blue color, the new locomotives aim to provide reliable service and support the Class III railroad’s commitment to integrating more sustainable business and operational practices.
Ever check out the list prices of brand-new main line diesel-electric locomotives? They are expensive, about $3 million each. Are you mesmerized by the horsepower quoted? Nah! You want tractive effort. Hauling heavy, long freight trains is the North American business model. You need to purchase tractive effort.
U.S. container imports are on a wild ride. They plunged in March after the initial coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. They bounced back in April when delayed bookings were loaded after China came back online. Beginning in May, they sank again as container carriers “blanked” (canceled) sailings. Now, it looks like there could be at least some momentum in the positive direction.
Focused Technology Solutions (FTS), a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company, has entered a new market sector by partnering with LaTech Rail Technologies, a distributor with clients in Mexico.
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Senior Director, Petrochemicals, Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Benedict talks with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono about safety, regulatory and legislative matters involving AFPM member companies and
Directors of the ports at Los Angeles and Savannah agree that the second quarter will be tough on port volumes as both facilities cope with blanked (cancelled) sailings. The lower port volumes, coupled with a loose truck market, could be a double whammy for U.S. Class I railroads.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has hired John Walsh as Director of Hazardous Materials Programs. Walsh’s 30-year career includes experience in public safety, security, emergency management, homeland security and compliance, including 15 years in the freight rail industry.
Editor’s Note: The following editorial by Ian Jefferies and Chuck Baker was originally published on May 8 by Morning Consult, a Washington D.C.-based tech company. – William C. Vantuono