Express System Intermodal Inc

Express System Intermodal

About Express System Intermodal

Express System Intermodal “ESI” was established in 1985 as a provider of transportation services specializing in ramp to ramp movements in stack train and conventional cars throughout the U.S. ESI is a wholly owned subsidiary of OOCL (USA), a major worldwide steamship line. ESI manages the domestic repositioning program for OOCL and other steamship lines, providing empty equipment for domestic shipments. 

Express System Intermodal maintains contracts with all the major rail carriers and as a full service cargo transportation company offers ramp to ramp or door delivery services as required. ESI also can provide additional services such as chassis use, I.T. preparation, in-bond service and over the road transportation. 

From the beginning ESI differed from other stack train operators as it was our aim to handle shipments from any transportation company whether it was an ocean carrier, IMC, freight forwarder or NVOCC. Today its traffic volume is a mix of all these different type companies.

ESI’s operations are conducted on an IBM AS/400 computer utilizing customized transportation software. This programming allows ESI to handle many tasks including billing instructions to the railroads, direct interface to the rail computer for tracing and invoicing. 

ESI relies heavily on computer technology to maintain an efficient work force thereby offering the lowest, most competitive rates to our customers. 

This system also allows the customer to EDI shipping instructions to ESI thereby improving the efficiency of the customers’ operation as well. ESI is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has office representation in key cities throughout North America.

Express System Intermodal Advantages

Freight Transportation Arrangement
Support Activities for Transportation
Transportation and Warehousing
Freight Forwarding
Restricted Commodities Arrangements.
Hazardous Materials  

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