Ohio rail union blasts Norfolk Southern’s ‘disregard’ for worker’s safety

The Ohio contingent of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way – Employes Division (BMWED) told Gov. Mike DeWine in a letter this week that Norfolk Southern failed to adequately protect workers on the scene of the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine.

“I am writing to share with you the level of disregard that Norfolk Southern has for the safety of the railroad’s Workers, its track structure, and East Palestine and other American communities where NS operates,” wrote J.B. Long, general chairman of the American Rail System Federation of BMWED, in a Wednesday letter. “I am also imploring you as the Governor of the State of Ohio to use your influence and power to stop NS’s reckless business practices that endanger the public and their Workers.”

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FedEx urges customers to shift volumes from UPS to avoid strike risks

FedEx is advising customers to shift their volumes away from UPS to avoid disruptions from a possible strike this summer, according to company messages to shippers obtained by Supply Chain Dive.

Customer volumes onboarded by March 31 will be included in the carrier’s capacity planning ahead of the potential strike date, according to an email sent to FedEx customers. Three separate industry sources said the email mirrors messages FedEx has sent to other shippers.

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Wheat import from Russia initiated through Gwadar port

Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Pasand Khan Buledi March 2 said the import of wheat from Russia had started through the Pakistani port of Gwadar, reports The Nation. According to the agreement, a total of 450,000 metric tonnes (496,000 tons) of wheat will be imported via nine ships. The first ship, MV Leela Chennai, has already reached Gwadar Port, carrying 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat.

The GPA chairman said that China Overseas Ports Holding Company, Trading Corporation of Pakistan, Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation Limited, Pakistan Customs and National Logistics Cell will play their respective roles for import, unloading, storage and delivery of the wheat.


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