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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Tops Comparable 2008, 2009 Weeks

    July 12, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail traffic for the week ending July 3, 2010 topped comparison weeks from both 2008 and 2009. Carloads were up 18.8 percent, at 286,777 cars, from the comparable week in 2009 and up 0.4 percent from the same week in 2008. Comparison weeks...

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  • Columbia Machine Announces New Load Transfer Product Manager

    July 1, 2010

    Columbia Machine has announced that Shawn McTimpeny has been named load transfer station product manager. Along with his two years of project management experience at Columbia Machine, McTimpeny brings a successful track record of sales and product management experience from the packaging industry...

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  • Hoover Materials Handling Group Announces Appointment of Dean Freeman

    June 25, 2010

    Dean Freeman has joined the Hoover team and will be in charge of business development in the Latin American region. In response to better serve its customer base and expansion efforts Freeman will be responsible for sales, customer service, and expansion of the intermediate bulk container (IBC)...

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

    June 25, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads for the week ended June 19, 2010, reached its highest level since the 45th week of 2008. Intermodal traffic totaled 227,985 trailers and containers, up 21.2 percent from last year but down .2...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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