TRANSPORT BRIEFS

TRANSPORT BRIEFS

SANTA FE RAIL, MOL

SIGN INTERMODAL PACT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Santa Fe Railway Co. and MOL International Inc., the double-stack operator for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, signed a multi-year contract to transport containers from Los Angeles to the Midwest.

"Our streamlined service and improved logistics capabilities were key elements in securing this account. Our intermodal business unit's logistics ability complements Mitsui's own in-house logistics capabilities," said Don McInnes, senior vice president of Santa Fe's intermodal division.

Philippa Dworkin, a spokeswoman for Santa Fe, said the contract is also attractive because "there will be some backhaul of bulk materials to the Far East."

CAROLINA FREIGHT CARRIERS

BEGINS MEXICO SERVICE

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Carolina Freight Carriers Corp. began service to Mexico last week in cooperation with Mexican trucking company Tresguerras SA de CV.

"It is a natural progression for the company to develop the Mexican market. We feel that Tresguerras and the structure of this partnership will offer shippers an outstanding and convenient service," Kenneth E. Mayhew Jr., Carolina's president, said.

Tresguerras is connected with Carolina's computer system, and shippers are being offered door-to-door service on one freight bill.

PEMCO AEROPLEX WINS

UK MODIFICATION WORK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Pemco Aeroplex said it was awarded a contract by Dan- Air Services Ltd. of the United Kingdom for interior modification work on four Boeing 737 aircraft.

The remodeling work, principally involving installation of new galleys in the four 737-400 planes, will be the first on CAA-registered aircraft under the United Kingdom's Civilian Aviation Authority approval granted to the facility last September.

Pemco Aeroplex is a subsidiary of Precision Standard Inc. of Birmingham. Its facilities in Alabama and Florida perform maintenance and modification for the U.S. government and foreign and domestic commercial customers.

BRITISH AEROSPACE,

MCDONNELL INK VENTURE

ST. LOUIS - McDonnell Douglas Corp. and British Aerospace have reached an exclusive partnership agreement to work together to develop and produce advanced short takeoff/vertical landing strike fighter aircraft, the U.S. manufacturer announced.

The agreement is pending U.S. government approval and would have no implications for commercial aircraft, according to a McDonnell Douglas spokeswoman.