UP, Ferromex begin intermodal service

friscobob Dec 7, 2003

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    From the TRAINS Newswire for December 5:

    Union Pacific, Ferromex launch new Los Angeles-Mexico intermodal service

    OMAHA, Nebr. – Union Pacific and Ferrocarril Mexicano (Ferromex) have announced a new, expedited, all-rail intermodal service offering seven-day transit between Los Angeles and the primary Mexican industrial centers of Guadalajara and Mexico City. The service began Dec. 1.

    Designed as a ramp-to-ramp product, this service offers customers expedited, seamless transit between the two countries, bypassing inspections at the border by clearing customs within the interior of Mexico. The service provides shippers complete tracking capability in both countries.

    Union Pacific will interchange traffic with Ferromex over the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez gateway. It is anticipated that additional U.S. and Mexican cities will be added to the service in the future.

    The new service will be offered six days a week for northbound shipments, and five days a week southbound. Traffic is expected to be mixed freight, including consumer items and manufactured goods.
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Good to see new intermodal runs. Get stuff of the roads onto rail [​IMG]

    Someone said to me the other day that a new law was to come into force in California which reduces the weight of trucks on the roads, and that companies like J. B. Hunt are to transfer all inter-state truck traffic to rail. Anyone else heard this?
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Excellent as alan has stated any effort to put more freight on trains is reduced congestion on the roads. would love to see some pics of this new service

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