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Anacostia Rail Holdings Co.: Kimia Khatami, Corporate Senior Director of Business Development (left); Diana Turubanova, Manager of Customer Service, Pacific Harbor Line.

Anacostia Appoints Corporate, PHL Execs

Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) has promoted Kimia Khatami to Corporate Senior Director of Business Development, and hired Diana Turubanova as Manager of Customer Service for its Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), which serves the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The six-axle switcher locomotive will feature “the latest lithium-ion battery technology and battery management system, alongside a.c. traction and state-of-the-art electronics,” according to Progress Rail. Battery capacity is said to be 2.4 megawatt hours, for a run time of up to 24 hours, depending on charging and utilization.

PHL to Test Progress Rail EMD® Joule

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has teamed with Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) to test its new EMD® Joule battery electric locomotive in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Calif., during the second half of 2021.

Khatami Named HAIC President

Kimia Khatami, Director of Customer Service for Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), has been named President of the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce (HAIC), a commercial and industrial trade association representing the business community of Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors.