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Pacer Stacktrain, Trailer Bridge partner to provide domestic container move between U.S. and Puerto Rico


Pacer Stacktrain and marine/trucking carrier Trailer Bridge Inc. are teaming up to move 53-foot domestic containers via rail and water between the United States and Puerto Rico. The companies recently began offering an intermodal service targeted at freight intermediaries, such as intermodal marketing companies, freight brokers and trucking firms.

Under the “PacerDirect Puerto Rico” service, Pacer will move containers on double-stack trains from West Coast origins to a Jacksonville, Fla., port, where Trailer Bridge will load the freight onto vessels specially designed for 53-foot containers and complete the move to Puerto Rico. The service is an expansion of "PacerDirect,” a door-to-door intermodal service Pacer launched in January.

“Pacer will be able to offer integrated moves to Puerto Rico not only for shipments of U.S. origin, but also for imported ocean freight that Pacer has transloaded into domestic containers at its own West Coast cross-docking operations,” said Mike Uremovich, chairman and chief executive officer of Pacer Stacktrain parent Pacer International, in a prepared statement.

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