SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

BNSF Railway Company

June 22, 2009 15:14 ET

BNSF's New Online Tools Chart Intermodal Routes and Savings

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Shipping by intermodal rather than solely by highway provides important environmental, safety and security benefits. And now, with a few keystrokes, shippers and carriers from around the world can quickly see where they can use intermodal services on BNSF's vast network and just how much money it can save them.

BNSF has developed two free tools for shippers and carriers to be able to directly compare the cost and transit times of intermodal service to the highway alternative.

BNSF's new Intermodal Transit Advisor provides information on available routes, cutoff and availability times, transit time and miles between origin and destination by modes of transport. This allows shippers and carriers to see exactly how their product will move through the intermodal supply chain.

BNSF has also designed a Savings Estimator that analyzes route information and provides a custom report that shows cost savings of shipping with BNSF intermodal compared to highway shipping.

"Last year, BNSF customers achieved significant savings by converting highway freight to BNSF intermodal and experienced transit that is as fast and reliable as highway service," said Steve Branscum, BNSF group vice president, Consumer Products. "BNSF's Internet tools are open to all shippers and carriers so they can see for themselves the benefits of intermodal shipping."

BNSF's new online tools, as well as other information, can be found on the BNSF's prospective customers' page at the Web link below.

About BNSF

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

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