Union Pacific Railroad recently introduced a new intermodal service offering between Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico, giving companies another reliable transportation option to move goods across the border six days a week. Trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at Eagle Pass, Texas, to and from Ferromex, Mexico’s largest railroad, which will operate trains between the border and Monterrey. Union Pacific and Ferromex have made significant terminal, track and equipment investments to optimize the operating success of this new service.
Intermodal shipping incorporates multiple modes of transportation - in this case, truck and rail - to capitalize on the advantages of each mode. The versatile form of transportation allows consumer and manufactured goods, such as clothing and appliances, to be transported across the border in a cost-effective and timely way. This new international service will provide companies with opportunities for growth in the ever-expanding Mexico market.
“Union Pacific’s network provides a competitive advantage to companies importing and exporting with Mexico and recent investments made across our network are providing safe and efficient transportation that helps the bottom line for our current and future customers,” said Bernardo Ayala, vice president - Mexico Markets for Union Pacific Railroad.