Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) announced they will be adding 1,000 new, 53-foot, refrigerated intermodal containers to its network. With these additions, it will more than double the Class I’s existing fleet. This will also provide additional shipping options to customers using the Mexico Midwest Express (MMX) Series intermodal service.
The new refrigerated containers are part of CPKC's temperature protected solutions (TempPro™). This solution ensures products requiring controlled temperature settings are transported safely in a reliable, fuel-efficient temperature-controlled environment.
Our growing fleet of refrigerated and heated containers are one of the largest and most advanced in the industry, providing optionality, flexibility and secure delivery of our customers' perishable goods, CPKC stated.
The MMX Series was launched on May 11, 2023. This service is a single-line, Midwest-to-Mexico rail service for refrigerated shippers. Currently, this market is served by trucks, but with the refrigerated containers and this new single-line, fresh and frozen produce, baked goods, candy, and other food products will be moved northbound and beef, chicken, and pork will be moved southbound using intermodal shipping.
Schneider now offers customers intermodal service on the newly merged CPKC. Schneider is a strategic intermodal carrier on CPKC’s north-south flagship intermodal service between Chicago and all major points in Mexico.
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