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    Shipping with CGR

    2020 Service Area for CGRTracks Across the Gulf
    At CGR, we provide a competitive and reliable rail ferry transportation service for commercial rail cargo between Mobile, Alabama and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Our team has earned a best-in-industry reputation based on our well-established record for efficient, friendly and dependable service.  We cater to rail-centric logistics solutions that cut down costs and offer competitive advantages to your supply chain. 

    The Cross Border Alternative
    Our innovative Class III short line railway offers an alternate transportation mode to the traditional land route between the United States, Canada and Central & Southern Mexico.

    Single Rail Waybill
    CGR receives and emits rail waybills via EDI for all participating railroads.  We offer integrated and rule 11 rates inclusive of the Mexican portion of the freight.

    Commodities We Move
    Our vessels are capable of handling all types of commodities currently moving by rail. We are certified to transport various classes of hazardous substances; such as explosives, flammable, non-flammable and toxic gases, flammable and combustible liquids, flammable and combustible solids, oxidizing substances, organic peroxides, toxic substances, and both corrosive liquids, and solids.

    Rail Equipment
    CGR moves private and system rail equipment of all sizes; hoppers, tankcars, boxcars, centerbeams, gondolas and flatcars.

    Central Gulf Railcar Services, LLC (CGRS)
    Warehousing & Transloading: CGRS offers a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse capable of product storage, rail/truck transloading and cross-dock.

    Full-Service Railcar Center: CGRS offers in Mobile, Alabama a full-service railcar center (M-1003 certified shop), capable of holding approximately 150 railcars.

    The CGR team is ready to work with your company to find door-to-door, cross-border logistics solutions that fit your needs. Please contact us to learn more about our creative service capabilities.  

    Vessel Schedule

    Shipping Requirements

    Shipping with CGR is easy.  Our knowledgeable commercial and customer service teams will work together to make your shipping experience effortless.  We will guide you and your team every step of the way. Whether it is your first time shipping cross-border or your team is experienced, our experts will make it as simple and smooth as possible. 

    If this is your first time shipping with CGR, the following six steps will help guide you through the process:

    Rate Inquiry and Pricing
    A price authority document is required before shipping.  You can either email your project details to cgrcommercial@cgrailway.com or complete the Quote Request form to start the pricing process.  

    Shipping Instructions
    Once the rate is reviewed and accepted, filling out a Shipping Instructions form or a copy of a rail waybill will help us understand the project, accelerate the shipping process, expedite customs clearance and guide us on proper billing.

    Please download the corresponding Northbound Shipping Instructions Form or Southbound Shipping Instructions Form, and email the completed form to cgrcommercial@cgrailway.com. If you have any doubts along the way, please feel free to reach out to us and we will guide you through the form.

    Credit Application
    If CGR is collecting the freight, you must complete a credit application, unless you opt to move cargo on a cash basis; which requires pre-payment upon arrival at the port.

    Please complete the Credit Application Form and email it to cgrcommercial@cgrailway.com.

    Customs Brokers for your Imports / Exports
    Shipments are subject to international trade laws.

    Mexico requires the Mexican importer or exporter company to use a licensed customs broker with a Patente and physically located in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

    The U.S. importer must have a licensed U.S. Customs broker to file the ISF and handle the import.

    The U.S. exporter needs to provide CGR an AES ITN Number(s).  

    For shipments to/from Canada, the brokers handling the in-bond transactions must be provided and can be included on the corresponding Shipping Instructions Form.

    If you already have a preferred customs broker, our documentation team can verify with them our process and requirements before the first shipment.  For your convenience, we provide a list of Customs Brokers at the Port of Mobile and Coatzacoalcos that are familiar with the CGR service and process, should you need it: CGR Customs Broker List.

    Kick-Off Meeting
    We are committed to providing superior service beginning with the first load.Your account manager will schedule a kick-off meeting once shipments are ready to commence, ensuring a seamless experience. 

    Railcar Loading and Documentation
    For the safety of your product and our personnel, railcars must be loaded and secured according to AAR standards. For guidance, please visit the AAR website or contact the Damage Prevention group of your serving railroad.

    Pending on where the railcar originates, we can guide you on the documentation process for a seamless single rail waybill to match the finalized Shipping Instructions

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