Today’s supply chain and transportation leaders are increasingly managing operations on a global scale, navigating the complexities of material sourcing, transportation procurement, manufacturing and the distribution of finished goods across borders.
Incorporating multimodal transportation into freight planning through the use of two or more modes of transportation is one way transportation leaders can deliver cost savings to their organizations. When goods are transported through a mix of truck, rail and/or container ships, shippers are able to leverage the strength of each mode in order to improve efficiencies and mitigate risk.
CSXT provides the only steel-wheel connection between Montreal and the U.S., which means that intermodal freight moves seamlessly across the border on the train, avoiding potential delays that can occur when trucking containers one-by-one across the border. Increased customs efficiencies are one of the many benefits of incorporating cross-border intermodal rail into a transportation portfolio.
CANADIAN INTERMODAL SERVICE PROVIDES MONTREAL SHIPPERS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRUCK
Canadian shippers who historically use over-the-road trucking to move freight out of Montreal are now looking to diversify their transportation portfolios through highway-to-intermodal rail conversion. From the CSXT-served terminal, located just outside of Montreal, shippers can reach over 20 markets in the U.S., while benefiting from the cost-savings and efficiencies of cross-border intermodal rail.
MOVING FREIGHT FROM THE U.S. TO CANADA BY TRUCK AND INTERMODAL RAIL
Intermodal rail provides U.S.-based companies shipping full-truckload freight into Montreal from the U.S. an alternative to truck-only shipments. CSXT Intermodal delivers an expansive market reach, providing shippers access to Montreal from over 20 markets across the U.S. while benefiting from the cost-savings and efficiencies of cross-border intermodal rail.
Our team, along with our channel partners that include trucking companies, intermodal marketing companies (IMCs), third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and steamship lines, are here to help you take advantage of cross-border intermodal rail shipping. From customs training to comprehensive onboarding, our team will ensure your transition from the highway to rail is an easy, seamless process.
Intermodal shipping options to/from Montreal, include:
1. Ship with a CSX Transportation channel partner
2. Ship directly with CSX Transportation
If your company is shipping cross-border, now is the time to ensure those freight shipments are moving in the most cost-effective and efficient transportation mode possible.
CSXT Intermodal connects with Mexico through its relationships with other Class I railroads. Channel partners may work collaboratively across railroads to move domestic equipment in their own assets to and from Mexico. Customers have access to a UMAX rail asset solution to and from Mexico utilizing Streamline Passport.
Intermodal service between the eastern United States and Mexico is available in the UMAX program via Streamline Passport, a door to door solution for shippers to more than 100 Mexican locations. Passport rates include all border fees, fuel surcharge and container per diem charges in Mexico.
CSXT Intermodal is a trusted partner for ensuring that all customs requirements are met when shipping cross-border freight. Our team of experts is available to train new users of cross-border intermodal and consult on best practices of NAFTA freight flows.