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.

Forster Named TRAC FYX CEO

TRAC Intermodal has named Kenneth Forster as Chief Executive Officer at subsidiary FYX Fleet Roadside Assistance, a provider of emergency fleet services for the intermodal and over-the-road trucking industries. Forster, whose appointment is effective Feb. 8, 2021, replaces FYX Vice President Rodney Goderwis, who is retiring. He will report to TRAC Intermodal CEO Daniel Walsh.

TRAC Case Study Looks at Port of NY/NJ

TRAC Intermodal, North America’s largest marine and specialty chassis pool manager and equipment provider, offers a case study on how its Metro Pool chassis pool model at the Port of NY/NJ “has supported significant increases in container cargo volumes over the past few years.” The study, “Port of NY/NJ Chassis Pool Model Success in the Face of Record Cargo Growth,” according to CEO Daniel Walsh, “identifies ways in which the Port’s chassis provisioning model along with our quality fleet care programs have enabled port growth and offer motor carriers ready access to safe, high-quality equipment, operational efficiencies and equipment choices to meet their needs.”