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KCS, KCSM host Mexico energy symposium


Kansas City Southern and Kansas City Southern de Mexico hosted a symposium in Houston last week on how the railroads' cross-border network is serving Mexico's growing energy market.

The symposium addressed topics aimed at customers and service providers seeking to do business with Mexico's energy market. Participants included energy shippers and transportation providers from throughout North America, KCS officials said in a press release.

Topics included an overview of new regulations and what they mean for the market; railroad infrastructure capacity and consistent, reliable and flexible service capabilities to handle current and future traffic; safety and security programs to move products; and the practical aspects of importing fuel to Mexico.

"KCS and KCSM are well-positioned to transport refined products cross-border. With KCSM's direct access to Monterrey, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro, we can bridge the gap and serve this market well," said KCS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Brian Hancock.

In addition to Hancock, speakers included KCSM Servicios Senior Vice President Operations Oscar Del Cueto, KCS Director International Purchasing Manuel Elizondo and KCSM Security Adviser Jim Kniestedt of the Gravick Group.