Jacksonville, Fla.—June 18, 2012—Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has been named Anheuser Busch’s 2011 intermodal carrier of the year. This award is based on the cumulative ranking of key transportation and operational metrics as measured by Anheuser Busch that includes on-time pickup percentage, average payload per shipment, trailer pool compliance, loaded trailer aging and award compliance. FEC was ranked number one across all award metrics.
FEC provides door-to-door intermodal service from Anheuser Busch’s Jacksonville brewery to multiple south Florida wholesaler locations. FEC is Anheuser Busch’s largest intermodal carrier and performed nearly 8,000 beer and trade return loads in 2011.
“We are very pleased to receive this prestigious award from one of our largest customers,” said Jim Hertwig, President and Chief Executive Officer, FEC. “This recognition from one of North America’s largest shippers aligns with our core values of providing customers safe, reliable and best-in-class service. Our success with Anheuser Busch proves there is value in short-haul intermodal moves and challenges the belief that intermodal moves can only be successful on long-haul routes.”