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IMC - Intermodal Marketing Companies

Market Overview

If you're looking for seamless North American continental transportation, Union Pacific operates an extensive rail system with routes from select major cities west of the Mississippi River. In addition, Union Pacific interchanges to the Eastern U.S. railroads at major gateways as well as Canadian connecting railroads.

The Domestic IMC & TL group serves intermodal traffic that originates and terminates in North America whether it be Canada, the U.S., or Mexico. This service can be in railroad owned/controlled or private trailers or containers.


Market Coverage

See how our route structure lines up with your marketplace!

Check out our Service Matrix, which outlines our network of available distribution points, to help you determine whether you are served solely by UP or by UP and a partner railroad. We continue to add new locations to increase the value of our service to you.

Intermodal Service Schedules detail UP transit times, drop-off, and availability at the various ramps around our network. Our Intermodal Ramps page contains detailed maps and directions to our facilities.

While the Domestic group sells and services the Mexican Market, there are special programs that are outlined on our Mexico site. Find out how we provide seamless solutions to meet your shipping needs.



We provide you with containers, locomotive power and the right flat cars to handle all your transportation needs. Union Pacific has extensive equipment, ramp-to-ramp and door-to-door options. Union Pacific is the only western railroad to provide rail-owned domestic containers. Have privately owned containers? We can handle those too.

  • EMP is a domestic interline container service offered by Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern. Also included in the EMP Program are agent railroads such as Canadian Pacific, I&M Rail Link, Iowa Interstate, Kansas City Southern and Wisconsin Central. EMP provides a fleet of nearly 25,000 48' and 53' domestic containers and chassis. Intermodal customers have the flexibility to use this fleet in dedicated assigned service or on a free-running, as needed, basis.
  • UMAX is a domestic interline container service offered by Union Pacific and CSX Intermodal. UMAX provides access to a fleet of more than 20,000, 53-foot domestic containers and demonstrates both carriers' commitment to maximize customers' shipping options, while featuring truck-competitive services.

Please contact your UP sales representative for additional information.



Establishing an account directly with the Union Pacific Railroad is easy. If our service network meets your needs, contact our sales representatives in the Marketing Development and Sales Center at 1-800-848-5321 or 1-800-544-4175, and they will walk you through the rest of the process. Or, apply for credit online and begin doing business with us now.


e-Business Solutions

Intermodal business is unique, dynamic and extremely time sensitive. In order to keep abreast of this rapidly changing business, shippers need to use every tool at their disposal to manage the transit cycle.

At Union Pacific Railroad, we recognize these requirements and have developed a wide variety of e-business solutions to address your needs. They encompass direct EDI connectivity, as well as Web-enabled transactions that allow you to generate Bills of Lading, trace your loads and generate customized reports.


More Information

Find even more information custom-designed for UP customers check out MyUPRR

You'll find:

  • The latest bulletins and news for Intermodal movement on UP
  • Your company's shipment information
  • Intermodal market links

Submit a Customer Registration Request, and you'll have your password within three business days!