Crowley will launch an end-to-end, integrated ocean and rail service between Mexico and the U.S. Midwest region and into Canada.
According to the Florida-headquartered transportation service provider, the new Mexico-U.S. ocean route, will leverage the inland rail network of the Canadian National Railway Company and its U.S. rail subsidiaries “with the companies’ combined network providing a broad reach across the U.S. Midwest and into Canada to increase solutions for global customers in North American markets.”
Avoiding the inland transportation congestion at the U.S.-Mexico border, the water route connecting the Gulf Coast port of Tuxpan, Mexico, and Mobile, Ala., will link with the Canadian National’s daily rail service connecting the Alabama port with Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Memphis, and the Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal, among others.
Crowley container vessels making a roundtrip between Tuxpan and Mobile weekly in September will carry up to 1,000 dry-cargo TEUs, in addition to more than 200 refrigerated containers.
“We are pleased to be joining Crowley with our extensive inland rail network for this innovative service,” said Doug MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer of CN. “We share similar values about providing solutions for complex supply chain needs, and we are excited to support their first venture via the Port of Mobile into the U.S. and Canada.”
“We can better serve our customers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada by assisting Crowley in providing a reliable, and seamless door-to-door customer experience. The new service will enable more efficient supply chain corridors and increased market access throughout North America.”