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Rail Freight Shipping

BGI is a leading rail freight transportation provider, we offer competitive freight rates and seamless railway shipping services across the United States.

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Shipping freight by rail is often a less expensive alternative to over-the-road (OTR) transportation which can help companies significantly cut their overall transportation costs.

Along with cutting costs, rail freight shipping is a 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 of intermodal freight include increased security and a reduced risk of weather delays and cargo loss.

CSX, along with others in the rail industry, repeatedly voices this simple claim:

“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 fewer greenhouse gases or carbon emissions for our planet.”

Also, since less carbon-based fuel is used when rail shipping, it is also better for the environment!

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What is Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal transportation involves moving freight using two or more modes (trucking, rail, or ocean) without handling the freight.

Intermodal freight shipping combines the best features of two seamless transportation modes to deliver service, solutions, and savings to shippers.

 Rail freight shipping can help businesses save on inland transportation after an import shipment arrives.  

If you require scalable capacity and door-to-door service, call us to learn more about our intermodal solutions.


Door-to-door Service

Yes, shipping 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.



Transit Time

The 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 freight is monitored from origin to destination.


Contact us for more information about intermodal rail freight, or to learn about our other freight services






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