Monday, June 11, 2012

Schneider National, CSX announce pact

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Schneider National, Inc. said Monday it has reached an agreement with CSX Transportation to broaden its services in northwestern Ohio. The agreement expands Schneider's intermodal service to now include two rail ramps in the Buckeye State: Marion and North Baltimore.

Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National said the agreement will broaden Schneider Intermodal's service to the Northeast, Southeast, and Pacific Northwest. In addition, improved transit operations will enhance service capability throughout the U.S. and Mexico, while enabling more multimodal options for shippers.

"Schneider National is committed to creating new solutions to meet our customers' supply chain challenges," said Steve Van Kirk, senior vice president, Intermodal commercial management for Schneider National. "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."

CSX became Schneider's primary Eastern U.S. rail provider in 2008. Last January, 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.

In addition to service coverage in the East with CSX, Schneider National moves loads in the West with BNSF, as well as Canadian and Mexican border-crossings with CN and Kansas City Southern, the company said.