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UP ramps up hiring efforts

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/02/2021) Union Pacific Railroad announced it is among U.S. employers actively hiring as the nation’s economy continues to improve. The Class I is soliciting applicants for more than 50 job openings across its system, with more openings anticipated in the coming months, according to a report on UP’s website. Finding new employees “has never…

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AAR: U.S. railroads navagating supply-chain challenges

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/02/2021) U.S. freight railroads’ traffic was steady last month compared with the August 2020 level, according to Association of American Railroads data. U.S. railroads originated 934,762 carloads in August 2021, up 4.1%, and 1,085,345 containers and trailers, down 3.3%, from year-ago levels. Combined, U.S. carload and intermodal originations were 2,020,107, down 0%, or 788…

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Port of Coos Bay, developer to build new multimodal container facility

(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/02/2021) The Oregon Port of Coos Bay yesterday announced it has partnered with NorthPoint Development to construct a multimodal container facility on the North Spit. The port and NorthPoint have entered into a memorandum of understanding for the project, with the intention of finalizing negotiations and signing a contract by the end of the calendar year,…

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