Heinz North America has recognized Cryo-Trans Inc (CTI) as the winner of its 2011 National Carrier of the Year award for superior performance in transportation of Heinz’ frozen food products.
This recognition—which is typically awarded to motor carriers—comes as a result of exceptional coordination and execution for the transportation of Heinz’ Ore-Ida brand of frozen potatoes from the Pacific Northwest to points in the eastern United States using Cryo-Trans’ fleet of state-of-the-art mechanically refrigerated boxcars.
“Cryo-Trans Inc has been a model partner for Heinz, as we continue to utilize the advantages of rail transportation to drive our supply chain to greater efficiencies and increased sustainability benefits,” said Matt Stalter, group leader–transportation for Heinz North America.
The impact of transporting by rail reached far beyond cost savings. By employing CTI’s refrigerated boxcar fleet, Heinz was able to reduce its carbon footprint in the past year by saving 630,000 gallons of diesel fuel and taking 2,000 trucks off the road. As a result, the firm cut its CO2 emissions by 44%, a reduction of 6,400 tons of greenhouse gases.
Part of the MHW Group, CTI owns and operates a large private fleet of refrigerated boxcars in North America. This technologically advanced railcar fleet helps customers efficiently transport temperature-controlled foods across North America at cost savings over trucking. Besides its rail shipping and railcar leasing services, CTI also offers a full menu of fleet management and logistics systems.
Consisting of four companies—Chambersburg Cold Storage, CTI, Cryo-Trans Logistics LLC, and Perryville Cold Storage—the MHW Group provides refrigerated rail, truck, and warehousing cold supply chain services.
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