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FECR Opens New Train Dispatch Center
Posted on July 15, 2015
Maximizing Train Efficiency And Safety
Volumes Up 26% in First Year of New FECR Intermodal Facility at Port Everglades
Posted on July 14, 2015
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – July 14, 2015 – Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is celebrating its first-year anniversary operating its new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to Port Everglades with a 26 percent increase in volume, according to James R. Hertwig, FECR President & CEO.
FECR Adopts New Locomotive Technology
Posted on June 11, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 11, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has installed Trip Optimizer technology in its 24 new GE ES44C4 locomotives. Trip Optimizer is designed to help railroads manage fuel expense while maintaining predictable transit times.
FECR Invests in Mobile Technology to Gain Efficiency, Enhance Reliability
Posted on June 09, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 9, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) today announced the deployment of GE Transportation’s (GE) RailConnect™ mCrew, a mobile software solution allowing train crews to receive switching instructions and report car movement activity as the work is performed in near real-time. Using this technology, FECR will improve asset utilization, enhance operations productivity...
FECR Adds Next-Day Service to Central Florida
Posted on June 04, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 4, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) announced today that it is expanding its intermodal rail service into Central Florida to include next-day service to Fort Pierce on weekends. Previously, FECR provided next-day service to Fort Pierce six days each week.
FECR and PortMiami Meet with Panama Canal Officials
Posted on May 28, 2015
Jim Hertwig, FECR’s President & CEO and Juan M. Kuryla, Director and CEO of PortMiami, met with Panama Canal officials this week and toured the construction site for the canal expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.  Also in attendance were Phil Noury, FECR’s Vice President of International Sales and Eric Olafson, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs/Cargo...