The company is confident that there is potential for growth due to the opportunities presented by the nearshoring trend.
Eagle and Falcon premium intermodal rail products, manage to connect Mexico, the United States (EU) and Canada, saving a full day of transit time in the region reported Jim Vena, CEO of Union Pacific.
Eagle Premium offers seamless exchange between Mexico, Chicago, the West Coast and points in the eastern United States including Detroit, Michigan and Louisville, Kentucky.
Falcon Premium, in turn, was developed together with Canadian National (CN) and Grupo México Transportes (GMXT) and serves all CN points in Canada and Detroit, Michigan.
Both solutions use the Union Pacific route between Texas and Chicago.
Union Pacific emphasized that these services provide an environmentally friendly alternative to trucking along an important trade corridor. just in time to serve companies that have recently relocated to Mexico.
He emphasized that improvements in transportation directly compete with motor transportation and benefit intermodal customers who ship auto parts, groceries, FAK (freight of all types), appliances and temperature-controlled products.
“Union Pacific has a great network and we will continue to leverage it to provide our customers with competitive, world-class service.” said Vena.
“I am optimistic about the strong performance and growth potential due to our operational excellence and the opportunities created by the trend Nearshoring in Mexico,” the manager added.
Additional benefits for Union Pacific customers
In a statement, the company pointed out other benefits of the decision for its services:
- The most reliable and proven network connecting Mexico to the USA and Canada, using the best services and routes of each railway.
- Union Pacific remains the only railroad that serves all six of Mexico’s main gateways.
- Service seven days a week between the GMXT terminals in Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo León and Silao, Guanajuato.
- The service includes both exchanges with GMXT in Eagle Pass, Texas via Union Pacific’s Port Laredo Intermodal Terminal in Laredo Texas, which is the shortest route and offers the most efficient delivery time with the least elevation changes and crew changes.
“The Union Pacific route from Mexico to Chicago, eastern U.S. cities and Canada will save hundreds of miles compared to other solutions. For our customers, this means service reliability and overall savings in delivery costs,” said Kenny Rocker, company executive vice president of marketing and sales.