On the way to a fleet of 150,000 containers
Demand for intermodal services in USA has grown significantly in recent years. Now, J.B. Hunt and BNSF Railway are launching a joint effort to substantially improve capacity in the intermodal marketplace.
J.B. Hunt plans to grow its intermodal fleet to as many as 150,000 containers in the next three to five years, a 40+% increase from its count at the end of 2021. BNSF will increase capability at multiple intermodal facilities.
To further integrate its joint service product with J.B. Hunt, the US class I railway is providing several property locations around key intermodal hubs to increase efficiency at terminals. Additionally, BNSF will bolster its railcar equipment to accommodate the anticipated increase in container capacity. (ben)