CSX, Union Pacific create UMAX container program

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.”

Other 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.

•Web-based container reservations and billing through REZ-1.

•A one-container, one freight bill transportation system.

UMAX will offer rail-provided 53-ft containers to intermodal marketing companies, motor carriers, freight brokers, truckload, parcel, and less-than-truckload customers. It will replace the separate programs CSX Intermodal and Union Pacific offer customers for CSXI-UP interline service.

Visit www.csxi.com or www.up.com for more details.

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