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UP's ShipCarsNow boots up international auto transportation service


Union Pacific Railroad’s ShipCarsNow subsidiary recently launched an online international auto transportation service to expand its nationwide auto transport service to auto ports worldwide.

A part of UP subsidiary Insight Logistics Network, ShipCarsNow delivers vehicles through a multi-modal auto transport network that includes truck, vessel service, local drive-away shuttles and enclosed rail transport. At, auto traders can purchase transportation services from anywhere in the United States to global port destinations. The site enables wholesale auto traders to determine a shipping cost and market cars to foreign buyers via an international auto transport option.

“We are focused on making it easy, safe and economical for auto traders to buy and ship cars online, domestically and globally,” said ShipCarsNow General Manager Jeff Grandstaff in a prepared statement.

As part of the new international service, ShipCarsNow offers cargo insurance through a marine insurance broker. Customers can insure their vehicles for up to 150 percent of their “blue book” value to help cover freight and other costs.