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ESI can transport your North American domestic shipments in OOCL, COSCO, ONE
(and other steamship line) 20’, 40’ and 45’ ISO marine containers
-- we also specialize in providing pier to inland services for
international shipments.

As an established provider of rail intermodal services since 1985,
ESI has competitive contracts with every major rail carrier in
North America to provide you with the best rates in the industry.

Whether you are shipping to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or
Vancouver, ESI can help!


Latest News

03/14/2023 - ESI Domestic Customers -- We have OOCL 40HC's at Houston to move to Los Angeles! Need help/have questions, call Rich at 773.551.1042!
02/24/2023 - Dear Valued ESI Customers, Please note that effective May 1, 2023, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) is increasing its flip charge at all UP intermodal ramp facilities to $115 for marine containers.
02/16/2023 - ESI domestic and international customers--good news! The BNSF advised that LPC to SIG now moves on the Q LPCTAC. That train runs 4 times a week. The schedule for that train is Tuesday Ė Friday.
01/10/2023 - ESI is looking to move more OOCL containers to Seattle -- let us know how we may help you move your cargo!
12/14/2022 - ESI Domestic Customers. ESI now offers OOCL 40ís in domestic service to Chicago/Joliet from: Dallas via BNSF; Montreal via CP; Toronto via CP; Croxton/Jersey City via NS; Norfolk via NS; Memphis via CN. Please let us know if we can help you. Rich Urycki ESI 773.551.1042
12/02/2022 - Dear Valued ESI Customers, Good News! The BNSF has lifted all LPC allocations restrictions! We are very eager to help you move more of your business from the Chicago/Joliet area! We have capacity! Let us know how we can help you!
11/24/2022 - Great Holiday News! Effective Monday, November 28, ESI now offers OOCL containers in domestic service to Seattle! Let us know how we can help you! Rich Urycki,, 773.551.1042! We appreciate your business and support!
10/06/2022 - NOTE IMPORTANT ITEM REGARDING EQUIPMENT SEALS FROM THE UP--Effective December 5, 2022, the following items will be modified in Union Pacificís Intermodal Terms and Conditions (ITC). SECTION D.3: Equipment Seals. For shipments on UP, customer must provide, at a minimum, a HV ISO/PAS 17712:2010 bolt or cable seal (1/8 width minimum), which must be approved by Union Pacific for theft deterrent, on the primary door hasp. Tin or plastic seals are not considered high security and are not approved by Union Pacific for theft deterrent, therefore these seal types cannot be used for seal securement on either the primary or secondary door hasp. UP reserves the right to reject any Intermodal Unit that is not properly sealed. UP will not be responsible for any claims of loss, Damage or delay that arise from an Intermodal Unit that is not properly sealed at origin.
08/18/2022 - From the Union Pacific regarding Kansas City: Effective 0001 Friday, August 19, we will begin rejecting all truckers at the gate that attempt to ingate iso containers to our Kansas City terminal on a non-pool chassis. We are sending this information to you and are also pushing an electronic message to the local Kansas City drayage community making them aware as well. Please circulate to your internal teams as well as any merchant haul customers you feel appropriate.
08/08/2022 - ESI domestic customers. Effective Tuesday, August 9, ESI is offering new Q400UP FAK rates for OOCL 40' and 45' containers Memphis/Marion-UP-Los Angeles/ICTF at $607+FSC. Pickup empty OOCL boxes on MCCP chassis at the 24/7 BNSF Memphis ramp, load the container, and return the matched set to the UP's Marion ramp.
05/31/2022 - NS will be increasing several accessorial charges effective July 18, 2022. A summary of the increases: The Heavyweight fee is rising to $200; The Hazmat fee is increasing to $135, and; The flip fee is rising to $125.