Why Union Pacific Intermodal

Have aggressive timelines? Need a controlled environment? Need to cross a border or even an ocean? Union Pacific can handle it all. We have developed the largest network, the best service, the most capacity, and premium value-added solutions to meet your needs better than anyone else.


  • The largest intermodal network in North America with the most direct rail services from coast to coast.
  • Connections to the most markets reaching the most locations through a broader service network.
  • The most access points to Mexico and Canada with the fastest direct service to and from key markets.
  • Access to all West Coast and western Gulf Coast ports with on-dock or near-dock service.


  • The most truck-competitive lanes getting your products to more destinations without increased transit times.
  • Faster transcontinental services through seamless connections with eastern railroads.
  • Consistent and predictable services through truck-competitive reliability.
  • Dedicated sales and service teams to serve shippers, motor carriers, ocean carriers and other intermediaries.


  • An industry-leading investment program with more than $1.1 billion invested in intermodal facilities since 2000.
  • The largest dedicated container fleet for domestic customers with more than 100,000 containers offered exclusively by Union Pacific and our partners.
  • EMP is a domestic interline container service offered by Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern, along with various agent railroads. The EMP fleet includes more than 40,000 53-foot containers and chassis which serve most major U.S. cities.
  • UMAX is a domestic interline container service offered by Union Pacific and CSX. UMAX features more than 600 service lanes with a fleet of more than 40,000 53-foot containers.


  • Our Mutual Commitment Program provides the shipper with year-round guaranteed capacity and consistent pricing.
  • Door-to-door services from Streamline with simple, full-service solutions for managing wholesale door-to-door shipments.
  • Mexico products with three ways to get your products across the border quickly and hassle-free.