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ESI - About Us
 
  • Mission Statement
  • About ESI
  • How Do I Get Started?
 
Mission Statement
 
To meet or exceed the expectations of our customers by providing an efficient, reliable, cost effective service while offering ESI employees growth opportunities and producing maximum growth and return for ESI shareholders.
 
About ESI
 
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. ESI maintains contracts with all the major rail carriers and as a full service 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 our 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.
 
How Do I Get Started?
 
We are pleased you have considered ESI for your transportation services. In order to begin business, there is some information that ESI will require from you which can be completed in the below documents. If you have any questions regarding completion of the documents, please contact us for further clarification. Also, here are some useful forms to help you start.