As a leading rail freight forwarder, we offer seamless rail freight services across the United States, Canada and Mexico. We ship freight by rail for businesses throughout North America helping cut costs. Shipping by rail is long-term supply chain solution that is most economical for large or heavy freight. Other benefits include increased security and reducing loss, and less carbon-based fuel is used, which means rail freight transport is better for the environment!
Intermodal transportation involves moving freight using two or more modes of transport (trucking, rail, or ocean) without handling the freight. Intermodal freight transportation combines the best features of different transportation modes to deliver service, solutions, and savings to shippers. If you require scalable capacity and door-to-door service, call us to learn more about our intermodal solutions.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1. A rail container is delivered by truck to the shipper’s dock for loading
Step 2. The loaded container is picked-up by truck and transported to the nearest rail service center
Step 3. The rail freight shipment travels via rail to its predetermined rail ramp
Step 4. At the rail ramp, the rail container is transferred via truck to the final destination.
Typical transit time for coast-to-coast delivery is 7 to 10 days. Trains operate on a regularly scheduled service throughout North America. BGI offers shipment tracking so your rail freight is monitored from origin to destination.