Pacer Stacktrain expands Mexico-U.S. Northeast service

Pacer Stacktrain expands Mexico-U.S. Northeast service

Pacer Stacktrain, a division of Pacer International, Inc., the North American freight transportation and logistics provider, has expanded its "PacerMex NonStop" intermodal freight service to serve the U.S. Northeastern region.

Initially introduced in March to provide consistent long-haul intermodal service for general merchandise moving between U.S. Midwestern points and points in Mexico, the service has been broadened to include Kearny, N.J., serving the New York area; Baltimore, and Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

Service points in Mexico include Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, and Mexico City.

The company said containerized freight travels in-bond by double-stack rail, eliminating the need to stop for customs clearance at the border, which often results in congestion and delays. Pacer processes the in-bond permit at Laredo, Texas, as part of the service.

The service enables intermodal marketing companies to offer truck-rail-truck, door-to-door delivery of general merchandise freight to Mexico. CSX will be the underlying rail carrier between Northeastern points and the U.S. Midwest; TFM is the underlying Mexican rail carrier.

Pacer claims transit times to Mexico from the Northeast are among the fastest in the industry. For example, freight shipped ramp-to-ramp from the New York area to Mexico City is available on the ninth day (from rail departure).