KCS promotes Mexico to North American transload community

May 06, 2016

Last week, the KCS U.S. and Mexico Sales and Marketing teams participated in the Transload Distribution Association of North America (TDANA) Annual Conference in Carefree, Ariz., where vice president sales and marketing David Eaton was a speaker.  KCS also hosted a customer dinner at the conference. 

In his presentation, Eaton addressed the opportunities for transload terminals under Mexican energy reform, including steel pipe, refined products, fuel oil and crude.  Transload terminals are key to KCS’ growth strategy, especially in Mexico, where approximately 16 percent of all KCSM traffic passes through a transload terminal.  KCS' TransLoad Center (TLC) network has the capacity to handle a wide variety of products and strives to become an integral part of our customers' supply chains by improving their economics and response times.

Recently, assistant vice president sales and marketing Steve Evans’ responsibilities were expanded to include management of KCS’ transload portfolio in both the U.S. and Mexico.  Evans also serves on the TDANA board of directors. 

TDANA was organized more than 20 years ago to provide a platform for transload operators to network with shippers, rail and truck carriers, and equipment suppliers to the industry.  With one united voice, the TDANA represents the interests of the transloading industry to business and political leaders; advances the technologies, offerings and standards of the practitioners; and increases the visibility of the membership to all industries.  The 2017 TDANA Annual Conference will be held in Kansas City, Mo.