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Norfolk Southern Railway today announced OceaNS Bridge Express, a new partnership with Hapag-Lloyd, Union Pacific Railroad and the Port of Virginia to provide expedited intermodal service from the East Coast to the western United States.
The first-of-its-kind service will originate at the Norfolk International Terminal at the Port of Virginia and interchange with UP in Chicago, with connections to West Coast markets, NS officials said in a press release.
"The current environment has led shippers and carriers to think creatively about moving their goods," said Shawn Tureman, NS vice president of intermodal and automotive marketing. "In response, our team took a customer-centric approach by formulating a partnership with Hapag-Lloyd and Union Pacific, providing a new option for shipping to markets in the western United States."
UP's intermodal network is "strategically positioned" to provide container shippers an alternative for overland shipping to the West Coast, said Kari Kirchhoefer, UP vice president of premium, marketing and sales.
"Our joint service product to Seattle/Oakland/Los Angeles/Long Beach will expedite these transatlantic shipments to consumer markets in the West," she said.