Florida East Coast Railway Delivers First Intermodal Shipment Purchased on EZ Buy
Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has delivered the first intermodal shipment purchased through its new tool EZ Buy, an online price quote and booking system for customers to buy door-to-door intermodal transactional freight connecting the Southeast U.S. to South Florida markets.
Addison Transportation utilized EZ Buy and its price negotiation functionality to purchase and book the shipment. The shipment was delivered safely and on time from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to Stuart, Florida, during the week of April 12.
EZ Buy allows users to receive access to dynamic price quotes, while having the ability to negotiate that price, and book an order in one quick easy transaction.
“EZ Buy is very simple to use and allowed us to negotiate a fair price to have our freight quickly delivered from Tennessee to Florida,” said Step Perfilev, director of brokerage development at Addison Transportation.
EZ Buy offers the purchase of various service options and lanes between the Southeast U.S. markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and Jacksonville, and the South Florida markets of Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, by entering a pick-up and delivery zip code or city within these service areas.
All freight purchases made through EZ Buy move across FECR’s premier door-to-door intermodal network utilizing FEC Highway Services, the drayage and trucking arm of FECR. Seamless overnight service is provided between northern and southern Florida, and two-day service connects south Florida markets and the southeast U.S. markets of Atlanta and Charlotte.
“FECR will continue to implement innovative technology like EZ Buy to enrich our customer’s experience,” said Jim Hertwig, president and CEO of Florida East Coast Railway.
FECR, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FECR connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida.