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BNSF to serve Ceres Global's new hydrocarbon transloading venture

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image The joint venture's facilities will be located at Ceres' Northgate rail terminal in Saskatchewan, Canada, which is served by BNSF Railway Co.Photo – Ceres Global Ag, Youtube

Ceres Global Ag Corp. has established a yet-to-be-named joint venture with Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. that will focus on transloading hydrocarbon products for transportation between the United States and Canada.

The joint venture's facilities will be located at Ceres' Northgate rail terminal in Saskatchewan, Canada, which is served by BNSF Railway Co. The joint venture will begin operations July 1, according to a Ceres press release.

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BNSF posts higher revenue, income in Q1; Buffett warms to PSR, report says

BNSF Railway Co. reported its first-quarter 2019 operating income rose 2 percent to $1.8 billion, total revenue climbed 2 percent to $5.76 billion and net income jumped 9 percent to $1.25 billion compared with the same period a year ago.

The Class I attributed its growth in total revenue to higher rates per car, a favorable outcome of an arbitration hearing and higher fuel surcharges, according to a quarterly financial summary posted on bnsf.com.

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Toyota honors BNSF for rail logistics excellence

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image BNSF Railway Co. has received the 2018 President's Award for Rail Logistics Excellence from Toyota Logistics Services for the fifth consecutive year.The award is Toyota's highest supplier honor to recognize service partners that demonstrate excellence in quality, customer service, continuous improvement and on-time performance."Our goal is always the safe and reliable transportation of freight, including finished vehicles," said Dave Fleenor, BNSF's assistant vice president of automotive marketing, in a press release. "Earning this recognition from Toyota for the fifth consecutive year shows our dedication to move our automotive customers’ products efficiently and without damage."Last year, BNSF handled more than 560,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles throughout the United States and Canada. BNSF also received Toyota Logistics Services’ Logistics Excellence Awards for kaizen (continuous improvement) and for customer service.

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Inside BNSF’s advanced drone inspection operation

BNSF has used rotorcraft drones to complete a variety of tasks, from collecting images to general surveying.Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

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BNSF receives FAA exemption to advance drone operations

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BNSF Railway Co. last week was granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, which will help lay the foundation for expanded drone operations, according to an FAA grant of exemption document

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