Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Truck and Rail Freight Giants Broaden Intermodal Logistics Services

Schneider Increases Ties with CSX
Shipping News Feature

US – Truckload specialist Schneider National Incorporated has expanded its intermodal services in North Western Ohio after reaching an agreement with rail freight giant CSX to now include two rail ramps in the region: Marion and North Baltimore. This move gives Schneider more logistics possibilities in the Northeast, Southeast and Pacific North Western United States and in addition Schneider says improved transits will enhance service capability throughout the U.S. and Mexico while enabling more multi-modal options for shippers.

CSX became Schneider’s primary Eastern rail provider in 2008. In January 2012, Schneider and CSX announced a multiyear agreement under which the railroad will continue to serve as one of Schneider’s primary rail providers. The agreement provides Schneider customers with capacity and operational interfaces to leverage the efficiency of rail moves. Schneider provides complete North American intermodal coverage. In addition to service coverage in the East with CSX, it moves loads in the West with BNSF, as well as Canadian and Mexican border-crossings with the CN and Kansas City Southern railroads.

Steve Van Kirk, senior vice president, Intermodal commercial management for Schneider National said of the agreement:

“Schneider National is committed to creating new solutions to meet our customers’ supply chain challenges. We will continually evolve our asset-based intermodal solutions with strong rail providers to ensure this success. Our service options enhancement in Ohio follows our brand promise to offer ‘truck-like’ service by creating more creative solutions to move freight.”