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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/13/2020) The Port of Savannah received three neopanamax ship-to-shore cranes on Tuesday, bringing the port’s total to 36 — the most of any single terminal in North America, the Georgia Ports Authority announced yesterday. Designed by Konecranes of Finland, the new cranes will immediately undergo a commissioning process. The first new crane will enter…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/13/2020) By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor For the first time in 15 years, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing to address grade crossing safety. Subcommittee Chairman Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) called the Feb. 5 hearing as part of the panel’s work on legislation to reauthorize the Fixing America’s Surface…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/12/2020) U.S. freight railroads logged 462,303 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending March 7, down 9.1 percent compared with the same week in 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Railroads moved 229,742 carloads during the week, down 3.5 percent, and 232,561 containers and trailers, down 14.1 percent. Although AAR…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading March 2020) By Jeff Stagl, Managing Editor From their 19th floor offices at Union Pacific Railroad’s headquarters, senior executives have a spectacular view of downtown Omaha, Nebraska. They can catch a glimpse of the nearby Creighton University campus or TD Ameritrade Park, where the College World Series returns in June. But this isn’t the…

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