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Mexican Navy ‘Occupying’ GMT Medias Aguas-Coatzacoalcos Line

GMT, the transportation subsidiary of Grupo México, said that its trains were continuing to operate on the line “with the surveillance of the armed forces,” adding that it was previously unaware of the government’s intended move.

Glencore in Talks to Merge Canadian Grain Giant Viterra with U.S. Rival Bunge, Source Says

Global commodities trader Glencore PLC GLNCY is in talks to merge its agriculture division, which includes Viterra Ltd., the Canadian grain giant it acquired in 2012, with Bunge Ltd.

Intramotev Reports TugVolt Progress

At the Innovation Day opening session of FreightWeekSTL 2023 in St. Louis, Mo., which kicked off May 22, startup Intramotev Autonomous Rail reported on the commercial launch progress of its TugVolt battery-electric self-propelled, autonomous, zero-emission railcar.

UP, BLET Agree to Predictable Schedules for Locomotive Engineers

Union Pacific Railroad and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) yesterday announced a “historic” tentative agreement to enhance the quality of life for UP locomotive engineers by giving them more predictable schedules.

PSC Acquires Wagon Repair Business

PSC Group has acquired the assets of Steel Line Rail Services, which provides mobile wagon repair, inspection and valve maintenance services for the petrochemical, refining and rolling stock leasing industries in the USA and Mexico.

Updated: STB Eyes Alternatives to URCS

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) in October 2022 sought public comment on a new report that identifies and evaluates alternatives to the Uniform Railroad Costing System (URCS) that could be used as a replacement general-purpose costing methodology.

T&I Committee OKs Bills to Address Truck Weight, Supply-Chain Issues

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) on May 23 passed a slate of bills aimed at addressing supply-chain disruptions.

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