Furthering its plans to double its intermodal dimension by 2030, Schneider Nationwide introduced it would provide “truck-competitive” intermodal service on the newly merged Canadian Pacific Kansas Metropolis railroad, which connects the higher Midwest with Mexico.
Beginning in mid-Could with sure freight, Schneider will probably be a strategic intermodal provider on CPKC’s north-south flagship intermodal service between Chicago and all main factors in Mexico.
“Our 30-plus years working in Mexico and broad portfolio of providers will deliver an intermodal service providing into and out of Mexico that’s similar to the pace and effectivity of transport over the highway, however with the additional benefit of sustainability,” mentioned Schneider President and CEO Mark Rourke in a information launch.
Schneider already one of many largest intermodal fleets in North America, with greater than 28,000 containers. That is along with the corporate’s different choices, which incorporates truckload, regional, brokerage, power-only and extra.
“Our workforce is raring to ship truck-competitive providers to Schneider on our newly created, cross-border single-line community from Mexico into the US,” mentioned Keith Creel, CPKC president and CEO.
In keeping with CPKC, these providers, supported by Schneider’s drayage capabilities and experience within the U.S. and Mexico, will create service reliability in lanes that till now lacked single-line, truck-competitive intermodal choices.
CPKC’s Worldwide Railroad Bridge over the Rio Grande River on the U.S.-Mexico border at Laredo, Texas, gives a dependable various to congested freeway ports of entry, based on the corporate. A second span to develop the bridge’s capability and additional enhance the effectivity of cross-border practice actions is at the moment beneath building and anticipated to be accomplished by the top of 2024.
Schneider Expands Western Intermodal
The information comes a number of months after Schneider introduced it had accomplished the transition of its western rail operations to Union Pacific Railroad, which it mentioned made it the most important company-driver dray fleet on the rail community.
Schneider’s intermodal operations on Union Pacific is one other pivotal step within the provider’s plans to double its intermodal dimension by 2030 and proceed to cut back its carbon footprint. The transfer gave Schneider entry to extra rail lanes in addition to direct connections on transcontinental freight because of the partnership between the Union Pacific and CSX networks.