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Kansas City Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report

Rail News Home Kansas City Southern 9/6/2018 Rail News: Kansas City Southern
image The sustainability report highlights how the company implements "responsible business practices."Photo – kcsouthern.com

Kansas City Southern has published its 2017 sustainability report, which highlights how the company implements "responsible business practices."

The report follows the Global Reporting Initiative's latest standards for disclosing governance, economic, social and environmental topics. The standards provide for the disclosure of measurable data and specific information related to sustainability.

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KCS, feds open new examination station at Laredo rail yard

Kansas City Southern and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officials last week hosted a ceremony to mark the completion of the Secondary Examination Station at the KCS Laredo rail yard in Texas.

The new building, located along KCS rail operations, provides Customs and Border Patrol employees with a safe and secure area to conduct secondary rail examinations, KCS officials said in a press release.

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Kansas City Southern posts record Q2 results

Kansas City Southern today reported record second-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit.

KCS posted record revenue of $682 million, up 4 percent, and record operating income of $246 million, up 3 percent, compared with second-quarter 2017.

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KCS to serve new Texas industrial park

Rail News Home Kansas City Southern 6/22/2018 Rail News: Kansas City Southern
image KCS will serve the park, which will feature 10 million square feet of warehouse, manufacturing and rail-served distribution facilities.Photo – El Campo Leader-News; photo provided by NAI Partners

Kansas City Southern officials joined state, federal and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony held this week for the first phase of a 540-acre rail-served industrial park in El Campo, Texas.

The SW International Gateway Park will feature 10 million square feet of warehouse, manufacturing and rail-served distribution facilities. The park will be located along KCS' rail network, according to a press release issued by NAI Partners, a real estate brokerage.

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Kansas City Southern to acquire 50 GE locomotives

Rail News Home Kansas City Southern 6/21/2018 Rail News: Kansas City Southern
image The first units will be delivered in early 2019.Photo – GE Transportation

Kansas City Southern will acquire 50 new locomotives from GE Transportation for the railroad's subsidiaries in the United States and Mexico, the companies announced today.

The first units are expected to be delivered in early 2019. The agreement includes digital solutions to help improve operations and fuel efficiency, according to a jointly issued press release.

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