Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CSX Intermodal, UP set to launch new nationwide container network

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CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific announced Wednesday that on March 29 they will launch UMAX, a new domestic interline container program that will give customers access to more than 20,000 containers and expanded market reach across North America. UMAX will provide more than 600 service lanes.

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“UMAX will offer extensive market access and expanded capacity across a nationwide intermodal network,” said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Intermodal.

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“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.”

“In a word, UMAX offers customers more,” said James Hertwig, CSX Intermodal president. “We will jointly offer more containers and more lanes to more customers with more competitive schedules than ever.”

UMAX will offer 53-foot containers to intermodal marketing companies, motor carriers, freight brokers, truckload, and parcel and less-than-truckload customers.