September 2011

Port plays key role in boosting trade

Industry Forum for Port of Miami Bascule Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation

The Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway in conjunction with the Port of Miami (POM) announces that an Industry Forum for the upcoming design-build services required for the Port of Miami Bascule Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation Project will be held on September 28, 2011 starting at 10:00 am and ending 11:30 am at the Port of Miami, 1007 North America Way, Miami FL, Fifth Floor Conference Room

FEC railway to give Miami port a competitive edge

The Port of Miami is getting major upgrades, with the construction of a tunnel to connect the terminal with the highway system and now a rebuilt rail line that officials say will the port more attractive and competitive to world maritime companies.

Mounds of earth and stacks of construction equipment mark the progress of a $50-million railway project that is scheduled to begin hauling cargo as early as next year from the Port of Miami to the country’s rail network – an important milestone in the strategy to prepare the port for mega-freighters crossing a widened Panama Canal.

For maintenance-of-way managers, finding ways to boost productivity is key

"Git 'er done." Comedian Larry the Cable Guy's grammatically incorrect, but popular catchphrase accurately describes maintenance-of-way (MOW) managers' charge throughout 2011. They're trying to complete all planned trackwork and capacity expansion projects for their respective freight or passenger railroads by year's end despite the usual challenges of tight budgets and narrow work windows.

Florida East Coast earns American Honda's 'performance excellence' award

Florida East Coast Railway L.L.C. (FEC) recently received the 2011 Performance Excellence Award for Rail Destination of the Year from American Honda Motor Co. Inc. The award recognizes a railroad’s “superior performance” in on-time delivery, damage-free operations, accurate inventory controls and field audit inspections, according to FEC.