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Union Pacific wins logistics award in China, tabs Coalson to head ShipCarsNow

Union Pacific Railroad recently earned the Significant Contribution Company Award from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP). The award recognizes outstanding automotive logistics efforts in China.

CFLP honored UP's work with a major state-owned logistics company in a benchmarking program, primarily the Class I's efforts in advancing logistics practices within China and collaborating internationally.

"We remain committed to supporting the domestic and international supply chains for the automotive marketplace as a complete transportation and logistics provider," said Linda Brandl, UP's vice president and general manager-automotive, in a press release.

UP also has named Marty Coalson president of subsidiary ShipCarsNow Inc., effective March 4. He succeeds Roland Fortner, who will assume a new position within UP's marketing and sales group.

A 34-year UP veteran, Coalson most recently was assistant vice president of damage prevention services. He previously gained domestic and international transportation experience by working with UP's intermodal and chemical business teams, and at one time was responsible for sales forecasting and rail network computer modeling.

Fortner, a 31-year UP veteran, was instrumental in forming and launching ShipCarsNow, which provides time-sensitive delivery and multi-modal rail services to auto traders.

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