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INTRODUCTION TO INTERMODAL RAIL

How do products get to the customer efficiently, affordably and even environmentally responsibly?

Some parts are made overseas and shipped here. Other parts and products are manufactured domestically. Once assembled, they are loaded into a container, which is transported by a mix of trucks and trains using the efficiency of rail to complete the long-haul portion of the move and finally arrive for purchase in the store.

Intermodal rail transportation fits well into your supply chain. It’s not trains replacing trucks. It’s trains and trucks, and often cargo ships, working together to deliver goods on time with improved efficiency.

Intermodal rail transportation can provide substantial cost savings — improving your bottom line today and becoming a responsible growth engine for tomorrow.

Sustainability is an additional, powerful benefit of intermodal rail transportation. If 10 percent of long-haul highway freight converted to rail, annual fuel consumption would decrease by 12 billion gallons. CSXT Intermodal has a tool to help shippers like you determine the optimal benefits from a train and truck solution, called the H2R Optimizer.

Intermodal rail provides shippers the flexibility of trucks and the efficiency of rail

It’s a fact: 96% of shippers have freight in their supply chain with an intermodal alternative* 

The H2R Optimizer identifies, on a large scale, the freight within your network that is most attractive for intermodal conversion. This means you can maximize your transportation savings and access capacity that is vital to your supply chain.

Scalable capacity. Sustainable savings. This is the intermodal rail transportation story. Find out what it can mean to you and your shipping needs.

 

WHAT CAN BE SHIPPED VIA INTERMODAL?

 

SAMPLE ROUTE TIMING

* Based on shipper truckload files analyzed in 2014 by the CSXT Intermodal H2R Optimizer.

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