Swift Intermodal has reached an agreement to acquire approximately 3,800 53-ft containers that are currently leased by BNSF Railway Co. and are part of the North American Container System (NACS) program.
“This acquisition allows Swift to enhance its intermodal offerings to both our retail and wholesale customer base,” said Dan Beers, president of Swift Intermodal. “This capacity, along with excellent rail service, provides Swift the opportunity to meet the growing needs of the intermodal shipping community.”
BNSF plans to allow the free interchange of the remaining containers sponsored by NACS that are still in service through Dec. 31, 2006. NACS is a North American doublestack network that encompasses major U.S. markets. It is designed to facilitate the free interchange of 48- and 53-ft domestic containers among railroad members without restrictions.