Burlington Northern Santa Fe Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. on Thursday stated they’ll staff as much as supply coast-to-coast, continuous intermodal container carrier between California and the U.S. East coast.

   Castle Price, Texas-based BNSF will supply carrier from southern California, by way of terminals in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino, Calif., to Chicago. Norfolk, Va.-based NS will supply carrier from Chicago to terminals in Harrisburg, Morrisville, Bethlehem and Ameriport, Pa.; ERAIL, Dockside and Croxton, N.J.; Baltimore; and Norfolk.

   “Via providing a run-through carrier that gets rid of Chicago cross-town truck transfers, this built-in rail carrier will increase reliability between primary markets within the Northeast and southern California,” stated Mike McClellan, vice chairman, NS intermodal advertising.

   “This new carrier reduces transcontinental transit occasions by means of no less than an afternoon,” stated Steve Branscum, crew vice chairman for BNSF’s shopper merchandise trade unit. The quicker transit occasions permit the railroads to be aggressive with over-the-road delivery, he added.

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