All Union Pacific articles

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Union Pacific combines intermodal and automotive, creates new logistics entity

    2017-09-20T11:55:59Z

    US railroad company, Union Pacific, has consolidated four of its subsidiaries into one logistics entity as part of a reorganisation of marketing and sales that also sees six of its business units reduced to four. As part of the change, the company's automotive and intermodal business units have been combined ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey

    2017-09-04T15:10:53Z

    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion. The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were ...

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    Union Pacific recognised in Toyota Logistics Excellence awards

    2017-05-03T15:23:45Z

    Union Pacific has been awarded the Toyota Logistics Excellence award in customer service for the ninth consecutive year, while also becoming the first railroad company to receive the Kaizen award for continuous improvement. "We’re honoured to receive the inaugural Kaizen award, demonstrating our dedication to continuous improvement, efficiency and shipment ...

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    Train car carrying used batteries bursts into flames

    2017-04-26T12:12:31Z

    A rail car carrying spent lithium-ion batteries burst into flames in the US city of Houston on Sunday. No one was injured. An official from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the Department of Transportation told Automotive Logistics that both it and the Federal Railroad Administration ...

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    Storms hit Texas and derail Union Pacific auto rail cars

    2017-02-22T09:41:38Z

    Severe storms, including three tornados, which have hit Texas this week have caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure, knocking out power to tens of thousands of residences and businesses, and causing flooding. In one incident recorded near Thrall in Williamson County, 12 vehicle-carrying rail wagons were derailed. They were ...