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  • AAR Reports U.S. Freight Railroads Continue to Post Gains Over 2009 Levels

    June 17, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that for the week ended June 12, 2010, U.S. freight railroads continue to post traffic gains over 2009 levels. U.S. railroads originated 288,973 carloads last week, up 10.5 percent from the comparable week in 2009. However, carloads were still...

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  • Railinc Names Robert Simora Chief Information Officer

    June 15, 2010

    Railinc Corp. has announced that Robert Simora was promoted to chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Simora will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for Railinc’s data, product development, and information systems platforms. He will also lead activities around...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains Steady

    June 11, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that U.S. railroads originated 270,251 carloads for the week ending June 5, 2010, up 4 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 16.4 percent from 2008. Unlike the comparison weeks from 2008 and 2009, Week 22 of 2010 included the...

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  • Jakubiak Promoted at ACS Group

    June 9, 2010

    ACS Group has announced the promotion of Jeff Jakubiak, who joins the Operations team for the material handling department as the material handling/electrical production supervisor where he will be directing and supervising the material handling production lines. With more than 10 years of...

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  • Railinc Web Site Delivers Rail Industry Reference Files (IRFs) to Desktop

    June 9, 2010

    Railinc has announced the launch of its Industry Reference Files integrated Web site (IRFiTM), providing rail industry participants—including railroads, third-party logistics companies, and shippers with access to critical rail industry reference file information via the Web. The site offers...

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  • Seventh Annual Dry Bulk Shipping Market Outlook Set for October

    June 9, 2010

    Dry bulk demand, particularly iron ore, coking, and thermal coal demand from China and India remain strong and are set to surge in the second half of 2010. The rapid recovery of freight rates from a catastrophic collapse in 2008 has seen fixtures for capesize, panamax, handysize, and handymax...

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  • AAR Reports Rail Intermodal Volume at Highest Level Since November 2008

    June 4, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads for the week ended May 29, 2010, reached its highest level since November 2008. Intermodal traffic totaled 225,111 trailers and containers, up 35.5 percent from last year and 10.3 percent from...

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  • Rail Traffic Levels Off After 12 Weeks of Gains

    May 27, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that rail traffic has leveled off after 12 consecutive weeks of gains. Both rail carloads and intermodal volume remain up in comparison to 2009. U.S. railroads originated 288,114 carloads during the week ended May 22, up 10.6 percent from the...

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  • Railinc Launches TrainFax Web Site for Freight Rail Equipment Reports

    May 21, 2010

    Railinc Corp. has launched a Railinc TrainFax Web site that delivers reliable, up-to-date rail equipment information in a single report. Freight rail equipment owners, lessees, investors, insurers, inspectors, and other professionals conducting asset-related research can purchase an easy-to-read,...

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  • Rail Intermodal Volume Reaches Highest Level Since Fall 2008

    May 21, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads for the week ended May 15, 2010, reached its highest level since the 47th week of 2008. Carloadings last week also saw gains, with 18 of 19 commodity groups showing increases from the comparable...

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