The two railroads began similar southbound services last summer, which have enjoyed success.
UP shipments from Mexico-with emphasis on Mexico City-and Laredo will move to the railway's Marion, AR intermodal facility. NS delivery points are Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Jacksonville and Miami, FL, Harrisburg, PA, and E-Rail, NJ (near Elizabeth).
Three services are being offered:
- Trans-border, all-rail, seamless. It bypasses customs at the border by clearing within the Mexican interior. The handoff is to Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) at Laredo.
- Passport is combination truck-rail. Mexican shipments move by truck to Laredo and are forwarded to US destinations.
- Conventional service allows arrangements for local pick-up in Mexico for movement to UP's Laredo facility.