Rail helps lower transportation costs and is a viable alternative to other methods of moving freight. A supply chain built around rail not only can lower costs, but can also improve the efficiency of your entire supply chain.
Food products include refrigerated and frozen foods, rice, edible beans, peas, lentils, alcoholic beverages, canned goods and tomato products.
When to Use Rail
CSX and rail can offer tremendous savings and efficiencies to food shippers and receivers. While rail can offer savings and efficiencies, it doesn't work in every instance.
These factors can help you determine if rail is a better option:
Distance – Rail works best for longer distances.
Product weight – Rail works best for heavier products.
Volume density – Rail works best on shipping lanes that have consistent and heavy volume.
Right package – Rail works best for products that can be double stacked, maximizing rail car space.
Find out if rail is right for you. Call our New Business Development team at 1-877-ShipCSX (1-877-744-7279), options 5 - 1.