UP, Ferromex Link Mexico, LA

UP, Ferromex Link Mexico, LA

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Union Pacific Railroad and Mexico''s Ferrocarril Mexicano launched a seven-day ramp-to-ramp intermodal service from Los Angeles to Guadalajara and Mexico City.

UP will interchange traffic with the Ferromex over the El Paso/Ciudad Ju?rez gateway. The new service will clear customs within Mexico instead of at the border, allowing for expedited, seamless transportation between the two countries, the railroads said.

UP and Ferromex also will offer shippers round-the-clock reservations for 48-foot and 53-foot high-cube containers through the EMP container pool, as Ferromex becomes the latest Mexican railroad to join the EMP program.