New lane augments capacity and improves transit times for Canadian, Southeastern U.S. shippers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 9, 2015) – There's no question that the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line. For shippers, when that straight line doesn’t exist, it can often lead to less efficient lead times and wasted dollars. To cost effectively meet this challenge for shippers in Canada and the Southeastern U.S., Schneider recently added a new intermodal lane via Montreal.
After offering freight solutions in Montreal for nearly five years, Schneider has expanded its intermodal service offering to customers in the area who often struggle to find enough capacity, especially to the southern states. With a solid Montreal dray driver base and established ramp operations through the CSX rail network, Schneider is now offering service to markets in Florida and Georgia – eliminating the Great Lakes reroute.
"We saw a desire for capacity, especially for our customers in Montreal who would ship containers northeast via intermodal to fill in tough service lanes," said Jim Filter, Schneider senior vice president of Intermodal. "This additional lane opens up possibilities for current and new customers to ship product quickly and more efficiently to the Southeast instead of by truck and trailer."
To successfully launch the new lane, Schneider planned and prepared for months to ensure service would not be interrupted with the transition to the Montreal direct service lane. The new lane runs along the East Coast to Florida. It also opened service lanes from Montreal to Ohio and St. Louis.
Customers seeking to get product to Montreal from the U.S. can also take comfort in Schneider's Canadian Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) registration, meaning the transportation provider is fully vetted by Canadian Customs. Advance completion of paperwork means no customs broker or wasted time in delivering product to Canada.
Learn more about Montreal Direct and other Schneider cross-border services by visiting Schneider.com.
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