US-based BNSF Railway (BNSF) is to offer a new service option to its intermodal customers to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas.
The service will reduce transit times for shippers who transfer commodities and a range of consumer goods between Portland, Oregon or Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth.
BNSF railway consumer products group vice-president Katie Farmer said: “We regularly work with our customers to identify and offer new and better transportation solutions to make their supply chains more effective.
“So we are constantly looking for opportunities to help meet consumer demands and this new service checks all the right boxes for adding efficiency to the marketplace.”
The new service option is planned to be rolled out over the next year and leverages underutilised capacity in the central section of BNSF’s network.
The service can be used by BNSF customers to reach any of the major markets in Texas or Oklahoma with a short-haul trucking option to move containers and trailers for dry or refrigerated goods.
Traffic along the route, which includes a refueling option along the way for refrigerated equipment, will run through the complete week, in both directions.
BNSF Railway operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 US states and three provinces in Canada.
Image: BNSF new service can be used by shippers who move commodities and other consumer goods between Portland, or Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth. Photo: courtesy of BNSF Railway.