New Port Houston On-Dock Rail Service

Announcement Number: PR2023-61
Categories: International Intermodal Terminals,International Intermodal Price and Service
Posted Date: May 30, 2023

To Our Intermodal Customers,

Beginning on June 1, 2023, we are launching service between the Barbours Cut Container Terminal at Port Houston to multiple metropolitan areas on our rail network. Ocean carriers and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) will have more options to move their containers inland to Union Pacific-served markets. The on-dock operations at Port Houston streamlines containers from the ships, directly to flatcars, eliminating the need for a dray carrier to transfer the container to a separate intermodal facility. The on-dock operation saves time and will also contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

We will offer import and export/empty options for the following Union Pacific intermodal facilities:

  • Denver
  • Salt Lake City
  • Oakland
  • Los Angeles (ICTF)
  • El Paso - Santa Teresa Intermodal Facility (STIR)

You can learn more about the Port Houston On-Dock Service now. To explore your options at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal, contact your ocean carrier or connect with your Union Pacific sales representative.