Positive results include improved efficiency and faster deliveries
(MIAMI, Fla., December 12, 2014)-- The recent launch of Florida East Coast Railway’s (FECR) new, on-dock intermodal rail facility at PortMiami is enabling Seaboard Marine, an ocean transportation provider, to handle cargo more efficiently and better meet the needs of its customers. By using FECR’s on-dock intermodal rail at PortMiami, Seaboard Marine can seamlessly transfer cargo between ship and rail.
“The location of the new PortMiami Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is near our marine terminal and although we have only been using the on-dock intermodal rail for a few weeks, it is resulting in improved cargo handling,” said Edward Gonzalez, President and CEO of Seaboard Marine.
Seaboard Marine has a fleet of over 25 vessels and nearly fifty thousand (50,000) dry, refrigerated and specialized containers to support direct service between the U.S. and major ports of call throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
The company provides fixed-day schedules that make it convenient for customers to coordinate manufacturing schedules and maintain inventories at cost-efficient levels. This level of service means that all of Seaboard Marine’s service providers must be reliable and committed to on-time performance.
“The FECR team and its partners have been very responsive in helping us efficiently match services to benefit our time sensitive customers. We look forward to continuing to work with FECR and to greater usage of these new on-dock capabilities,” said Gonzalez.
FECR’s on-dock intermodal rail facility at PortMiami is the next step in the company’s ongoing efforts to promote multi-modal shipping and support global trade into and out of South Florida.
“FECR is committed to providing innovative solutions that support the efficient and reliable flow of goods. Our strategic partnership with PortMiami and Seaboard Marine offers supply chain enhancements, and everyone benefits from reduced carbon emissions and less congestion on the nation’s highways,” said James R. Hertwig, President and CEO, FECR.
Established in 1983, Seaboard Marine is an ocean transportation company that provides direct, regular service between the United States and the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation, the company serves 40 ports. For more information about Seaboard Marine, please visit www.seaboardmarine.com.
The Florida East Coast Railway (“FEC”) is a 351-mile freight rail line located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for Port Miami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FEC connects to the national railroad network in Jacksonville, Florida, and provides carload and door-to-door intermodal solutions across North America to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality service.