3. Load your shipment
Containers often are loaded two high, or “double-stacked,” to allow twice as many shipments to be moved on one train. This saves customers money, enhances transportation efficiencies, and supports NS conservation efforts by saving fuel and reducing emissions. When it’s time to load, the terminal hostler positions the container or trailer beside the rail car that will be used for the line haul. A crane carefully lifts the container or trailer and positions it securely on the car for departure.