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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cattron Group International Adds Manufacturer Representatives in Mexico

    May 19, 2010

    Cattron Group International, a leading global manufacturer of remote control products and professional services for the industrial, mining, commercial mobile, and railroad markets, has announced that it has contracted with TTechTrain SA de CV to represent the company in Mexico. They will handle all...

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  • U.S. Freight Railroads Continue to See Traffic Gains

    May 14, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that for the week ended May 8, 2010, U.S. freight railroads continued to experience traffic gains for the 11th consecutive week. U.S. railroads originated 288,905 carloads last week, up 14.7 percent from the comparable week in 2009. However,...

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  • B&W Wins Substantial Mobile Ship-Loader System Order in Algeria

    May 12, 2010

    The UK-based port mobile plant specialist B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd has won an order for two of its ‘top of the range’ mobile ship-loader systems from North African consortium Sorfert Algeria for deployment in the Port of Arzew. The purchase is part of a much bigger $2 billion...

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  • Study: Freight Rail Investment Creates Green Jobs, Sustainable Economic Growth

    May 10, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) lauded a report that found for every $1 billion of capital investment in freight rail, approximately 7800 green jobs are created across the U.S. economy. According to “Full Speed Ahead: Creating Green Jobs Through Freight Rail Expansion,” a...

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  • AAR Reports Growth in U.S. Rail Freight Traffic Continues

    May 7, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that the growth in rail freight traffic continued during the week ended May 1, 2010, as all 19 carload freight commodities and both intermodal categories were up from a year ago for the second consecutive week. U.S. railroads originated 295,718...

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