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Domestic Equipment/EMP

Ship with a superior domestic container program.

Browse Domestic Equipment/EMP

Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific offer EMP, one of the largest service networks for intermodal domestic containers. Agent railroads including Canadian National and Kansas City Southern also are part of the program.

Access a massive equipment fleet.

EMP provides customers access to an equipment fleet of more than 35,000 containers and chassis, increasing to 40,000 by the end of 2019. Plus, EMP offers the flexibility to use the equipment in a dedicated assigned service or on a free-running basis as needed.

Reduce your costs compared to trucks or other intermodal services

Unbundled pricing – meaning the rail linehaul charge is separated from the equipment use rate – is one of EMP’s biggest benefits. Customers who load and unload EMP containers can enjoy lower total cost compared to trucks or intermodal services.

Logistics support from Blume

Blume Global Logistics (Blume) is a vendor that hosts the EMP reservation system, as well as handles per diem accounting. Customers can see equipment availability in real time, make equipment reservations in advance, track equipment, and maintain equipment charges all day, every day.

Customized reports are generated with Blume to help streamline the logistics process and improve container management.

Features and benefits of EMP

Many different container sizes are available for individual loading preferences, and a variety of equipment program products are provided to meet specialized requirements.