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Mexico - TMX and EMP

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Shipping to and from Mexico is convenient and stress free with Norfolk Southern’s domestic and rail-controlled containers.

Save with rail-controlled containers.

TMX is the first rail-controlled container program that connects Central Mexico and the Southeast, while offering transit-competitive service. As a joint transborder intermodal service between Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern, TMX helps customers save on ramp-to-ramp and door-to-door service across borders. 

Administered by Blume Global, TMX offers containers marked TMXU for intermodal shipments between Atlanta, Charlotte, Salinas Victoria (Monterrey), Interpuerto (San Luis Potosi), and Puerta Mexico (Toluca).

Other benefits of using TMX:

  • Enjoy peace of mind with efficient customs clearance both North and Southbound
  • Get door-to-door  options with Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services
  • Ship efficiently between Mexico and the Southeast

Ship with a superior domestic container program.

EMP is one of the largest service networks for intermodal domestic containers. It connects Mexico with the Northeast via UP and KCSM, and the Northeast to Monterrey via UP and Ferromex (FXE).

EMP provides customers access to an equipment fleet of more than 30,000 containers and chassis. Plus, EMP offers the flexibility to use the equipment in dedicated assigned service or on a free-running basis as needed.

Mexican customs regulations

Shipments to or from Mexico must comply with all relevant U.S. and Mexican customs regulations, including preparation before shipment and en route coordination with U.S. and Mexican customs brokers.


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