Supply chain needs are in constant flux, and each industry has its own set of unique considerations, obstacles, and regulations that make full visibility difficult. BNSF Logistics has teams of experts in industries, modes, specialty services, and technology that all work together to make sure our customers have end-to-end solutions that fit their specific needs and business goals.
Understanding your industry challenges is one of our biggest strengths. Let us help you navigate the path to an efficient and responsive supply chain.
We move everything from the large construction equipment to the materials needed to make the construction project happen. No move is too large or too small for us to handle.
Through an extensive service offering of different modal options and ordering services, we want to make life easier for you, so you can make life safer for us.
Our aerospace/government services team features industry insiders with years of real-world experience and utilizes our entire multi-modal tool box to ensure that what you need gets where it needs to go. We don’t rest until we find an optimized solution specific to your unique requirements.
- Movement of Manufacturing Plants and Components
- Parts Import and Domestic Transport
- Finished Auto Deployment
Our consumer product services include planning efficient, reliable shipping strategies, warehouse management, quality control, cross-docking, mass transportation of consumer products, and reverse logistics that optimize and help you manage the returns process.
For retailers, we know that fast, accurate delivery, minimal inventory handling to reduce the risk of damage, and cost efficiency are all central to your business goals. As e-commerce pervades the retail space and outpaces in-store sales, being able to deliver on small, just-in-time orders is also an area of expertise necessary to meet growing customer demands. If you need further analysis into your retail store-front and distribution processes, our expertise in retail supply chain consulting is poised to optimize your distribution networks to decrease miles and eliminate waste that will drive cost out of the supply chain and ensure proper service levels.
- Any-scale rollout kit/consolidation and distribution
- Real-time project management visibility through all milestones
- Retail in-store placement and installation
- White glove pick-up and delivery options
- Just-in-time/expedited transportation options
- Helpdesk/product support options
If you focus on transporting perishable goods, we make it easy to manage your temperature-controlled product movement processes. Shipping food and beverage, medicine, cosmetics, flowers, electronics, and other specialized inventory, like fine art, requires special handling and must maintain a specific temperature.
We hold our refrigerated freight carriers to high standards and make sure special considerations are taken for reefer shipments.
Special Considerations for Reefer Shipments
- Do the items need to be loaded/unloaded and moved quickly (medicine, food, plants) or is there no fear of expiration (artwork, cosmetics, electronics)?
- Are drivers trained to closely monitor refrigerated freight to maintain temps during transit?
- Do you have quality checks in place to ensure proper packaging that prevents spoiling or crushing?
We support exploration needs in the oil and gas industry by offering a wide range of services and solutions. Our capabilities in frac sand and proppants transportation, which includes both import and domestic distribution services, are some of the best in the industry. Materials in this industry require a strong understanding of their transportation-dependent nature, which is why our solutions experts leverage our existing and unique multi-modal expertise to get the job done.
- Hotshot Service
- Rig Moves
- Drill Cuttings
- Frac Sand and Ceramic Proppants
- Pipe Casing
- Flexitank Capabilities
Every year, BNSF Logistics coordinates the movement of hundreds of industrial transformers, generators, and other power gen components across North America and around the world. We have a wide range of services and solutions to support your power gen logistics needs. Our offering is supported by a comprehensive service portfolio to optimize performance, reliability, and efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. What makes our solutions the most powerful is our PowerGen team that brings decades of industry-specific experience and operational expertise. Their goal is to deliver transport solutions that deliver the results you need to stay on time and on budget.
The wind energy sector has been growing at a steady pace across North America for more than a decade. As innovations to components change consumer needs, they also impact the logistics of getting wind farms up and running. It takes special capabilities to synchronize component delivery to provide just-in-time staging for installation without damage or delays. BNSF Logistics has extensive and diverse experience in the wind energy sector, coordinating logistics for more wind turbine components than any other rail logistics company in North America. The cornerstones to our service offering–component transportation, distribution center and transload site development, and engineering–provide us with a broad base of available solutions and the ability to anticipate and adapt to client and industry needs. No component move is the same and each move may require a unique combination of resources to offer the most effective and efficient shipment possible. As a multimodal logistics firm, we can provide a mode-neutral approach to planning the transportation for wind components. Also, with our patented universal wind blade fixture, BladeRunner, we can make the switch between different manufacturers’ components seamless. Our engineering staff is integral to our day-to-day operations and long-term success. We have a mix of mechanical, industrial, and civil engineers on staff to assure that, from end to end, our clients have exactly what they need. From custom railcars and fixtures to site selection and preparation, we are dedicated to creating unique solutions that keep projects on track and cost-efficient.
The patented Blade Runner service is a universal fixture designed for rail and ocean transport to optimize movement of wind components between any two points in the world. With the ratio of logistics costs for Wind projects running at nearly 2X other industries, and with strong interest from manufacturers, developers and OEMs seeking options for handling increasingly longer blades, BNSF Logistics teamed up with Energo, an engineering and design company with a long history in the Wind sector. Together, we have developed transport fixtures that will greatly increase efficiency and drive down logistics costs in moving wind components. The patented fixtures and handling solutions that were developed will benefit customers for both international and U.S. domestic moves. Using the same technology for ocean, rail, truck, and storage will allow blades to move without the need for attached fixtures, which have historically been both expensive and difficult to manage. As a SmartWay-certified company, BNSF Logistics understands the importance of the earth and its natural resources. No matter the energy sector – including solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy and water – turn to BNSF Logistics as the leader in supporting clean energy technologies.Key Services
- Site Selection
- Load Planning/Design
- Railcar Selection
- Loading and Tie-Downs
- Rail Linehaul
- Truck Delivery to Wind Farm