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Pacer Stacktrain and Trailer Bridge, Inc. are cooperating in a new venture to move 53-foot domestic containers between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The partnership will create door-to-door service in that corridor. Pacer Stacktrain is a division of Pacer International, Inc., a provider of freight transport and logistics services. Trailer Bridge operates U.S.-flag vessels between Jacksonville, Fla. and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The fully integrated, wholesale intermodal offering is an expansion of Pacer's recently launched "PacerDirect" door-to-door service in the U.S. The Puerto Rico service will focus on freight with a U.S. West Coast origin, providing a single point of contact for the management of all intermodal and vessel details, an all-inclusive rate quote, and one invoice consolidating all land and ocean activities. According to Pacer, the service is aimed specifically at freight intermediaries such as intermodal marketing companies, freight brokers and truckers. Freight will move in Pacer Stacktrain's 53-foot containers over the company's double-stack rail network, then be turned over to Trailer Bridge in Jacksonville. Trailer Bridge will provide the marine freight portion between the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, utilizing its Triplestack Box Carriers, built exclusively for the 53-footers, and triple-deck, roll-on/roll-off vessels.
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