JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 02, 2016 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has delivered the first intermodal shipment purchased through its new tool EZ Buy, an online price quote and booking system for customers to ‘buy’ door-to-door intermodal transactional freight connecting the Southeast U.S. to South Florida markets.
Addison Transportation utilized EZ Buy and its price negotiation functionality to purchase and book their shipment. The shipment was delivered safely and on time from Murfreesboro, TN to Stuart, FL the week of April 12th. EZ Buy is easy for customers as it allows users to receive access to dynamic price quotes, while having the ability negotiate that price, and book an order in one quick easy transaction.
“EZ Buy is very simple to use and allowed us to negotiate a fair price to have our freight quickly delivered from Tennessee to Florida, said Step Perfilev, Director Brokerage Development Addison Transportation. “We are very pleased with FECR’s on-time, safe delivery of our shipment and will employ EZ Buy in the near future.”
EZ Buy offers the purchase of various service options and lanes between the Southeast U.S. markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and Jacksonville, and the South Florida markets of Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, by simply entering a pick-up and delivery zip code or city within these serviceable areas.
All freight purchases made through EZ Buy move reliably and efficiently across FECR’s premier door-to-door intermodal network utilizing FEC Highway Services (FECHS), the drayage and trucking arm of FECR. Seamless overnight service is provided between North and South Florida, and two-day service connects South Florida markets and the Southeast U.S. markets of Atlanta and Charlotte.
“We are pleased to offer this unique system to shippers and are thrilled to have had Addison Transportation as our first official customer to purchase through the online tool, said Jim Hertwig, President and CEO Florida East Coast Railway. “FECR will continue to implement innovative technology like EZ Buy to enrich our customers experience.”