TRAC Intermodal

Pictured, left to right: Katherine Whalen, TRAC Intermodal (TRAC Intermodal Photograph) and Dejah Singh, HNTB (HNTB Photograph)

People News: TRAC Intermodal, USA Rail Terminals, HNTB

Marine chassis provider and pool manager TRAC Intermodal appoints Katherine Whalen as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Also, USA Rail Terminals hires James “J.J.” Lund Jr. as Director of Projects and Planning; and Dejah Singh joins HNTB as a fleet and facilities project manager.

NS will present 15 customers and suppliers with inaugural Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards in January 2023.

Class I Briefs: NS, UP

Norfolk Southern (NS) recognizes 15 customers and suppliers for leadership in energy efficiency, innovation and environmental stewardship. Also, Union Pacific (UP) reports the Mexican government’s extension of the Carta Porte grace period.

Rocky Loessin, Strato Inc.; Laura Reeder, TRAC Intermodal
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People News: Strato, TRAC Intermodal

New executives have joined freight rail and transit car parts manufacturer Strato, Inc., and marine chassis provider and pool manager TRAC Intermodal.

Pictured, left to right: Alex Wu, Keolis North America; Ashley Dietiker, Mitsui Rail Capital; Jake Gilene, TRAC Intermodal.
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People News: Keolis, MRC, TRAC

Alex Wu is joining Keolis North America as Vice President of Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer. Also, at Mitsui Rail Capital (MRC), Ashley Dietiker is taking on the role of Commercial Operations and Customer Service Manager; and at TRAC Intermodal, Jake Gilene is succeeding Jim Bowe, who retired as Chief Commercial Officer on March 28.

Pandrol’s under tie pads are manufactured using about 5 pounds (or 2.3 kilograms) of end-of-life tires per tie, which the company said produces “a carbon footprint that is less than half of the same product using virgin material.” It noted that “[e]very kilometer of railway track installed with Pandrol’s Under Sleeper [tie] Pads saves 3,000 tires from landfill or burning.”
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Supply Side: Pandrol, TRAC Intermodal

Global rail fastening supplier Pandrol has received a CO2-neutral label for its under tie pads. Also, marine chassis pool manager and equipment provider TRAC Intermodal has partnered American Made Chassis (AMC) to boost its fleet of 40-foot chassis.

TRAC Intermodal has teamed with ZEBOX to help support startups in the supply chain and transportation/logistics spaces.
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Supply Side: STV, Tealinc, TRAC Intermodal

STV has expanded its Austin, Tex., presence with a second downtown office. Also, Tealinc, Ltd., is now accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program, and TRAC Intermodal has teamed with ZEBOX to help support startups in the supply chain and transportation/logistics spaces.

TRAC Relocates North Jersey Chassis Facility

TRAC Intermodal and Columbia Group have relocated the TRAC Bayonne Chassis Yard from Bayonne to Jersey City in northern New Jersey, effective Dec. 13, 2021. The new facility is located near the GCT Bayonne Terminal.

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Supply Side: Nozomi Networks/Cervello; Skanska USA; TRAC Intermodal; Trapeze Group/Sentient Science

Nozomi Networks and Cervello have partnered to offer rail cybersecurity solutions. In addition, Skanska USA-designed and built AirTrain stations at San Francisco International Airport have received LEED Gold certifications; TRAC Intermodal has been named best overall chassis provider at the Port of New York and New Jersey; and Trapeze Group and Sentient Science are teaming to help transit agencies plan and budget for track maintenance.