As a leading rail freight forwarder, we offer seamless rail freight services across the United States. We ship intermodal freight for businesses throughout North America helping to cut transportation costs by providing an alternative to over-the-road (OTR) shipping. Rail intermodal is long-term supply chain solution that can provide door-to-door service and economic value for businesses looking to keep pace with increasing consumer demand. Some of the other benefits to intermodal shipping include increased security and a reduced risk of weather delay and cargo loss. Since less carbon-based fuel is used when shipping freight by rail, it is also better for the environment!
“Railroads are the most environmentally friendly way to move freight across the land. Trains can move one ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Efficient use of fuel means less greenhouse gasses or carbon emissions for our planet.”
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.
Yes, shipping freight by rail can reach your business’ doorstep – it appears seemingly like a full truckload, door-to-door service.
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 intermodal freight is monitored from origin to destination.