FORT WORTH, Texas, October 2, 2018 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) in collaboration with CSX Corporation (CSX), today announced it will offer a direct-rail intermodal service between Los Angeles and North Baltimore, Ohio. The domestic and international container-only service is expected to begin on October 29, 2018. The new service, which is designed to simplify customer supply chains, will run both eastbound and westbound with departure offerings five days per week in each direction. Customers who take advantage of this new service can reach key markets within the fast-growing Ohio Valley region.
“Our new Ohio intermodal service will create an efficient, direct service from the West Coast into the Ohio Valley region,” said Tom Williams, group vice president, Consumer Products. “It’s another way BNSF is working to streamline the existing supply chain and makes moving products easier.”
Much like the BNSF route from Southern California to Atlanta, a portion of this new service from the Los Angeles region to North Baltimore will operate under a haulage agreement with CSX. The route will traverse BNSF’s Southern Transcon through and beyond Chicago to the Ohio Valley.
Manufacturing is Ohio’s largest economic sector, with export commodities shipping from the state to 213 countries. Ohio also ranks number 14 on Forbes Best States for Business list, thanks to lower business costs and an improved economy.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.