Rail Freight - Intermodal Transport

Rail Freight - Intermodal Transport

RAIL FREIGHT FORWARDER

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As a leading rail freight forwarder, we offer seamless railway freight services across the United States. We provide intermodal freight shipping services for businesses throughout North America helping to cut transportation costs by providing an alternative to over-the-road (OTR) shipping. Shipping by train 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 shipping by rail 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!

 

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CSX, along with others in the rail industry, repeatedly voice 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.”


INTERMODAL TRANSPORT

Intermodal transport involves moving freight using two or more modes (trucking, rail, or ocean) without handling the freight. Intermodal freight transportation combines the best features of two seamless 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.

DOOR-TO-DOOR RAIL FREIGHT

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. 

RAIL FREIGHT TRANSIT TIME

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.