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UP unveils intermodal service designed to speed freight across Mexican border


On Feb. 5, Union Pacific Railroad launched "Passport Plus," a service designed to expedite intermodal shipments moving to and from Mexico by scrutinizing and screening freight.

Union Pacific Carrier Services and TransMex Logistics will help provide the service, with TransMex responsible for reviewing bills-of-lading and all shipping documents to verify accuracy, monitoring all transportation and customs events, and resolving issues to eliminate transit delays.

UP initially plans to offer Passport Plus as a local rail-trailer service, then expand it to include other rail-controlled equipment and joint Class I intermodal shipments.

The railroad expects to capitalize on the 3,000 loads that flow back and forth across Mexico's border each day, according to a prepared statement.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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