Trade moving through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rose in January as retailers stocked up ahead of the Lunar New Year, when east Asian factories typically close for up to two weeks.
Pacific Harbor Line
ASLRRA PERSPECTIVE, RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE: Short line railroads are in business to provide shippers with reliable and competitive transportation service. Doing so requires constant attention to improving operating practices, upgrading infrastructure, and maintaining safety. While that is by necessity their focus, a growing number of short lines are also devoting serious time and resources to maximizing the environmental advantages inherent in rail transportation.
Chicago-based Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) on Jan. 31 released two new reports examining the feasibility and benefits of rail service operating to an inland port for intermodal containers destined within 150 miles
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) on Jan. 26 reported securing a retention agreement, including up to $18,000 in bonus payments, for its approximately 200 members working at Anacostia Rail Holdings’ Pacific Harbor Line (PHL).
Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for employees, customers, and Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH). This is why all ARH railroads diligently implement comprehensive safety protocols, offer thorough training, and continually improve
Port of Long Beach (POLB) CEO Mario Cordero on Jan. 17 gave a “State of the Port” address, highlighting rail facility modernization and air quality improvement efforts that will continue through 2024, as well as 2023’s cargo volume statistics.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented President’s Safety Awards to members at its Central and Pacific Region Meeting, held Sept. 26-28 in Long Beach, Calif., and at its Eastern and Southern Region Meeting, held Nov. 7-9 in Lexington, Ky.
Alstom appoints a new Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Americas. Also, two Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) executives complete post-graduate degree programs; Alaska Railroad (ARRC) names a Director of External Affairs; Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) renews the contract of its CEO/General Manager; Valley Metro of Phoenix, Ariz., welcomes a new Chief Maintenance Officer; real-time network visibility provider RailState hires a Solutions Architect; and logistics firm Uber Freight appoints a former Norfolk Southern executive as Head of Intermodal.
Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) on May 4 showcased its new EMD® Joule battery-electric locomotive from Progress Rail at a graduation ceremony for its latest class of engineers.
At its Annual Conference and Exhibition, which took place April 2-4 in New Orleans, the American Short Line and Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has recognized three member railroads for innovative business success and one with Veterans and Environmental Awards, in addition to honoring two individual members with career-level safety awards and one posthumous Schlosser Distinguished Service Award.