Union Pacific Launches New Eastbound Intermodal Service, Opening Capacity for Customers

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Union Pacific intermodal train near El Paso, Texas.

In response to customer demand, Union Pacific Railroad launched a new domestic intermodal service connecting Mexico’s growing industrial market to Florida, North Carolina and other key southeast U.S. markets.

The service, which started Oct. 2, significantly expands intermodal capacity out of Mexico to the high-demand region along the United States’ Southeast Seaboard.

“We heard from our customers in Mexico the need for more intermodal capacity to the Southeast Coast, and we responded quickly, underscoring Union Pacific’s commitment to meet the needs of our shippers in today’s fast-paced business environment,” said Pat Linden, assistant vice president – Premium Marketing for Union Pacific.

It also reinforces Union Pacific’s commitment to take trucks off the road, while also offering shippers a reliable, sustainable alternative that reduces their carbon footprint.

The new service comes amid a growth in key markets in Mexico fueled by a nearshoring trend underway in that country, as more North American-based companies relocate their manufacturing and production facilities to Mexico.

The new service is in partnership with Mexico-based Ferromex, Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX and Florida East Coast Railway.

Ferromex will handle the transport to Eagle Pass, Texas, where it will get picked up by Union Pacific and transported to Memphis. From there, it will be transported to key markets in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina by connecting railroads: CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway.

“This is a great example of railroads collaborating together to meet our customers’ needs and reduce truck traffic,” said Linden.

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