Intermodal & Rail Shipping Services – Serving Canada & U.S.A.

Horizon Fast Freight’s intermodal & rail shipping services in Canada and the U.S.A. streamline your freight movements across the continent. We can help your shipping containers reach their destination quickly and safely while optimizing your supply chain and reducing environmental impact.

What is Intermodal & Rail Shipping?

Combining the power of multiple modes of transportation such as air, sea, rail and over-the-road trucking, our intermodal and rail shipping services facilitate the movement of intermodal or shipping containers between destinations. 

How Does it Work?

Freight is loaded into the containers which are placed on chassis trucks specifically designed to transport them. The trucks then bring the containers to a flat rail car so a train can complete the longest distance of the freight’s journey. The container is then transferred off of the flat rail car and onto another truck to be brought to a storage location, usually a warehouse or distribution center to be offloaded.

Advantages of Intermodal & Rail Shipping

Intermodal and rail shipping at Horizon Fast Freight offer numerous advantages that make it an ideal choice for complex logistics needs. These freight brokerage services leverage the best aspects of this form of transport, providing our clients with:

  • Environmental Sustainability: Rail transport, known for its low environmental impact, significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting goods. We help our clients contribute to a greener planet while maintaining efficient supply chains.
  • Cost Efficiency: Our intermodal services minimize reliance on long-haul trucking, reducing fuel costs and enhancing overall shipping efficiency. This method provides substantial savings, especially for long-distance shipments.
  • Reliability: Rail transport offers predictable schedules less affected by road traffic conditions. This reliability ensures that your deliveries arrive on time, meeting crucial deadlines and maintaining your business’s efficiency.
  • Scalability: Intermodal and rail shipping is ideal for handling large volumes of freight, making it a scalable solution for businesses with varying shipping needs. The flexibility helps our clients effectively manage changing demands.

Why Choose Horizon Fast Freight for Intermodal & Rail Shipping?

Choose Horizon Fast Freight for a partner dedicated to precision, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Here’s why we stand out as the leading provider in this field:

  • Extensive Industry Expertise: With years of experience in intermodal and 3PL logistics services, the Horizon Fast Freight team brings a deep understanding of the nuances involved in multi-modal transportation. 
  • Robust Network Connections: We maintain strong relationships with key players in the transportation industry, including major rail lines and shipping companies across North America, for more routes, better rates, and faster transit times.
  • Customized Logistics Solutions: Horizon offers customized logistics solutions tailored to the specific needs of your business and cargo. From special handling requirements to urgent delivery timelines, we adapt our services to meet your specifications.
  • Advanced Technology Integration: Real-time GPS tracking, RFID tagging, and logistics software all work together to ensure transparency and provide continuous updates on the status of your freight.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: At Horizon Fast Freight, every client is a priority. Our dedicated team provides personalized service from start to finish, promptly answering your questions and meeting your needs.
  • Proven Reliability: Our intermodal shipping track record speaks for itself. We have successfully managed thousands of shipments, consistently delivering goods on time and in perfect condition.

Contact Horizon for Intermodal & Rail Shipping Services 

Are you ready to optimize your shipping operations with our reliable and efficient intermodal and rail shipping services? Contact Horizon Fast Freight today to discuss how we can customize our services to meet your logistics needs and help propel your business forward. Reach out now to start planning your next shipment with a trusted leader in intermodal solutions.


FAQ: Intermodal & Rail Shipping Services

Here are some frequently asked questions about Horizon Fast Freight’s intermodal and rail shipping services

What types of goods are best suited for intermodal and rail shipping?

Intermodal and rail shipping is ideal for a wide range of goods, including bulk commodities, consumer products, electronics, and automotive parts. It is particularly beneficial for transporting large volumes over long distances.

Does Horizon Fast Freight handle cross-border intermodal shipments?

Absolutely. Horizon Fast Freight specializes in cross border shipping logistics for seamless intermodal shipments between Canada and the U.S.A.

What steps are involved in setting up an intermodal shipping solution with Horizon Fast Freight?

Setting up an intermodal shipping solution with us is straightforward. Your dedicated account manager will assess your shipping needs, design a tailored logistics plan, and coordinate the necessary transportation modes and schedules.

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