Jacksonville, Florida – September 19, 2014 – Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is increasing its intermodal capacity by adding new equipment. The company recently acquired 500 new 53’ containers and 100 chassis. In addition, the company added 50 refrigerated trailers to meet the needs of customers in the perishables market. All of the units will be in service by mid-October.
These assets align with FECR’s strategy to convert existing trailers to containers in order to provide double stack transportation service. Both the containers and refrigerated trailers are equipped with GPS technology providing real-time tracking capabilities. The refrigerated units are also equipped with systems that provide information about operational performance, including temperature levels.
“We continue to see positive growth in our intermodal business as customers from a variety of industry segments recognize the value we provide,” said James R. Hertwig, President and CEO. “With the addition of these new units, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of the marketplace during the upcoming peak shipping season and beyond.”
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.