BNSF, GMXT AND JB HUNT TO LAUNCH NEW INTERMODAL SERVICE THROUGH EAGLE PASS GATEWAY TO AND FROM MEXICO
Scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2024, a new intermodal service between BNSF, J.B.Hunt and GMXT will be one day faster than the existing service from Monterrey to Chicago.
BNSF Railway, North America’s largest intermodal rail, GMXT, the largest rail provider in Mexico, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc, one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced their new intermodal service between Monterrey, Silao-Bajio and Pantaco-Mexico City regions, key markets in Northern and Central Mexico, through the Eagle Pass, Texas border gateway.
This new intermodal service, scheduled to begin January 1, 2024, will be one day faster than the existing service from Monterrey to Chicago. It offers customers a reliable and more sustainable transportation option to move goods seamlessly across the border to and from Mexico with coast-to-coast access in the U.S.
Trains carrying intermodal containers will interchange at Eagle Pass, Texas, to and from GMXT, which will operate the trains between the border crossing and Monterrey, Silao-Bajio and Pantaco-Mexico City six days a week. There will also be an alternative option over the El Paso, Texas border gateway. This new intermodal service offers new opportunities for customers to grow in the expanding Mexico markets.
- Market Reach: Unparalleled coast-to-coast market access through J.B. Hunt’s North American reach
- Dedicated Support: Dedicated BNSF customer support team to track shipments from in-gate to out-gate to and from Mexico and the U.S. 24/7
- Ease: Southbound shipments are moved in-bond (which means shipment documentation is handled at the final destination) to minimize Mexico Customs clearance delays. Once the shipments arrive at the destination ramp, customers can clear their cargo with the customs broker of their choice through Mexico Customs. Northbound shipments are pre-cleared with U.S. Customs by a customs broker of the customer’s choice.
BNSF, GMXT, and J.B. Hunt have made significant investments to ensure the competitiveness, reliability and operating success of their intermodal networks. These investments will benefit all customers and ensure long-term ability to handle future growth including through this new service offering.