CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific Railroad Announce UMAX Domestic Interline Container Program Providing Truck-Competitive Services
Customers Have Access to More Than 20,000 Containers and More than 600 Service Lanes Maximize Market Reach
Omaha, Neb. and Jacksonville, Fla., February 24, 2010 UMAX, a new domestic interline container program created by CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific Railroad, will provide customers access to more than 20,000 containers and expanded market reach across North America. UMAX will feature more than 600 service lanes supported by faster and more frequent train schedules. UMAX launches March 29, 2010.
"UMAX will offer extensive market access and expanded capacity across a nationwide intermodal network," said John Kaiser, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Intermodal. "Union Pacific and CSX Intermodal are committed to delivering market-competitive service and value to our customers, providing truck-competitive schedules that maximize the benefits and efficiencies of rail intermodal."
"In a word, UMAX offers customers more," said James Hertwig, CSX Intermodal president. "We will jointly offer more containers and more lanes to more customers with more competitive schedules than ever."
Other key UMAX customer benefits include:
• Truck-competitive service in key lanes.
• Expanded network access to markets across North America.
• Access to more than 20,000 53-foot containers.
• Ramp-to-ramp and door-to-door service.
• Easy, Web-based container reservations and billing through REZ-1.
• A simple one-container, one freight bill transportation solution.
UMAX will offer rail-provided 53-foot containers to intermodal marketing companies, motor carriers, freight brokers, truckload, parcel and less-than-truckload customers. UMAX will replace the separate programs CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific offer customers today for CSXI-UP interline service.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
About CSX Intermodal
CSX Intermodal, a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is the nation's only stand-alone integrated intermodal company serving customers from origin to destination with its own truck and terminal operations plus a dedicated domestic container fleet. Connecting more than 66% of the U.S. population, CSXI offers unparalleled access to most major U.S. markets and ports. CSXI's current nationwide network of over 40 terminals assures superior reach. More information about CSXI is available at the company's web site, www.csxi.com.
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