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April 20, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • KCS, NS expand intermodal reach with new U.S.-Mexico service
    Kansas City Southern and Norfolk Southern recently launched a joint intermodal venture that is expected to widen their intermodal capabilities in the U.S.-Mexico market. The Class I's TMX partnership provides a more flexible and efficient method of transporting 53-foot containers by linking KCS' intermodal facilities in Mexico to NS hubs in Atlanta and in Charlotte, N.C. An increase in cross-border rail traffic spurred the creation of the new service. The Journal of Commerce (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CP's presence at GTH prompts CFF to build cross dock facility
    Canadian Pacific's presence at the Global Transportation Hub in Saskatchewan was a significant factor for Consolidated Fastfrate's decision to construct a cross dock facility in the logistics center, according to CFF Executive Chairman Ron Tepper. "For a number of customers, including CFF, co-location dramatically reduces costs, lowers transit times and allows for new market growth," said CP CEO and President Fred Green. RTandS.com (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BNSF sponsors "Officer on the Train" event in Aberdeen, S.D.
      
    Source: Aberdeen American News
    BNSF hosted an "Officer on the Train" event in Aberdeen, S.D., in cooperation with local police and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The Class I also handed out rail safety advice from Operation Lifesaver. "If somebody in a vehicle makes the decision not to stop and to not obey those traffic signals, it really puts them on a collision course with the train and we want to prevent that," said Amy McBeth, BNSF director of public affairs. Aberdeen American News (S.D.) (4/20), KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AAR reports mixed weekly rail traffic
    The Association of American Railroads on Thursday reported mixed weekly rail traffic for the week ending April 14, with U.S. railroads originating 276,789 carloads, down 6.4% compared with the same week last year. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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