Cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and able to move a ton of freight more than 533 miles on a single gallon of fuel, rail is a smart way to move freight.
At CSX, it starts with the customer. We focus our resources understanding your business needs and providing reliable service that meets them.
Our network covers the Eastern U.S., with approximately 20,000 miles of track in 23 states, Washington D.C., Ontario and Quebec; and access to 70 ports. See our system map.
You don't have to be located on railroad tracks to take advantage of the economies of shipping by rail. CSX offers several options:
Our Industrial Development group maintains a list of more than 3,000 available rail-served sites. They can help with site selection, location analysis and engineering design. Learn more
You can ship just about anything by rail. In fact, take a look around you right now - you'll find yourself surrounded by products that are shipped by rail.
Commodities we move include:
Chemicals and fertilizer
Paper, pulp and fiber
As a CSX customer, you have access to a fleet of more than 84,000 rail cars. Different car types have special features for shipping specific products. Learn more.
The cost of shipping freight by rail depends on:
If you are not a current CSX customer but would like pricing information, contact our Merchandise Sales team at Merchandise@csx.com.
Some shipments may require additional services, which are covered in tariffs. Learn more.
Whether you're shipping 1 car or a whole train, we work hard to make sure your shipments arrive on time. Check shipment transit schedules for moves between any CSX-served locations with the public ShipCSX Service Schedule tool.
CSX's 4-step process for shipping is designed around the way you do business, so the activities involved in shipping freight flow smoothly for you.
Step 1: Plan. Look up prices, order empty cars for loading.
Step 2: Ship. Get your shipment moving with shipping instructions, and submit requests for cars to be picked up or placed at a facility.
Step 3: Trace. Monitor your shipments, be advised of exceptions.
Step 4: Pay. Manage CSX payables information.
CSX requires that you use electronic tools to conduct shipping transactions. To help you plan, ship, trace and pay for your shipments quickly and accurately, CSX eBusiness tools are available in several formats. Learn more.
Thinking about shipping by rail for the first time? Contact us for more information on working with CSX.