Railroads offer joint intermodal program
CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific Railroad said they are launching a new domestic interline container program that will provide customers access to more than 20,000 53-foot containers and expanded market reach across North America.
The UMAX program, which launches March 29, will feature more than 600 service lanes supported by faster and more frequent train schedules.
'UMAX will offer extensive market access and expanded capacity across a nationwide intermodal network,' said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager of intermodal. 'Union Pacific and CSX Intermodal are committed to delivering market-competitive service and value to our customers, providing truck-competitive schedules that maximize the benefits and efficiencies of rail intermodal.'
The companies said they will offer ramp-to-ramp and door-to-door service. They will offer containers to intermodal marketing companies, motor carriers, freight brokers, truckload, parcel and less-than-truckload customers. UMAX will replace the separate programs CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific offer customers today for CSXI-UP interline service.