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Our Advantage

​Rail shipping with Kansas City Southern puts North American businesses on track to success

Whether you ship within the United States or Mexico or need efficient, secure transportation across the border, there is a Kansas City Southern company ready to be your rail partner of choice.

Efficient market access
KCS is just one interchange away from every major market in North America. Our alliances with all other railroads – large and small - give us a strong competitive advantage.

Savings and security
When you partner with us, security of your cargo is a priority for us. Extensive security measures are in place all along the line, including surveillance equipment and trained specialists.

Access to overseas markets
If your supply chain starts or ends overseas, KCS' unique rail access, via KCSM, to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on Mexico's Pacific coast is ideal to avoid congestion in other west coast ports. This port receives Post-Panamax ships from Asia-Pacific markets and provides our customers with an efficient and effective link between North and South American and Asian ports.

You also have access to Gulf of Mexico ports, including Matamoros, Tampico, and Veracruz in Mexico and Beaumont, New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Gulfport, Lake Charles, Mobile and Port Arthur in the United States for shipping alternatives by sea.

Consolidation and distribution
Once inland, your shipment is further expedited with our time-efficient and cost-effective distribution and transload program. Partnering with selected warehouse, trucking and logistics firms, KCS essentially extends the economies of rail to your shipment's ultimate destination. Billing is simplified, too, with one, single-source, door-to-door rate.

Customer Service
Your shipment is our shipment so we take care of it. Our state-of-the-art network operating centers in Kansas City and Monterrey keep your shipment on time and on budget. Our Customer Solutions Center is always ready to share real-time information with you.

Bring your business aboard
The advantages of partnering with Kansas City Southern are clear. You can start benefiting from them now. Contact us via email or by phone at 800-468-6527 today.