Celtic International has expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal capabilities with the help of Transplace.

Transplace is a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology. Celtic International is an equipment management, systems and customer service provider.

The expansion provides Transplace and Celtic with a more comprehensive U.S.-Mexico service offering, and will allow their customers to better utilize intermodal services in and out of Mexico, Transplace said.

“With an already established presence in Mexico and a strong intermodal platform, this expansion provides Transplace and Celtic customers with a more complete offering, giving them greater access to equipment capacity and enabling them to take advantage of the benefits of intermodal transportation and better optimize transportation spend,” said Ben Enriquez, country director for Transplace and Celtic in Mexico. “As a result of our continued investment, we have an experienced team and the necessary infrastructure in place on both sides of the border to provide an integrated and strategic solution for companies looking to optimize freight and utilize intermodal transportation.”

Transplace already offers bilingual customer service and a Transportation Management System (TMS) with capabilities tailored for the Mexican market. In 2011, Transplace Mexico became a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, enabling the company to be a single-source provider for its customers moving freight cross-border. As part of its recent investment, Transplace has expanded its customer service center in Monterrey, Jalisco Mexico to further support the efficient movement of shipments across the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The use of intermodal transportation continues to grow across North America, but there are few companies that have an intermodal marketing company presence across all three North American countries,” said Steven Golich, president, Celtic International. “With access to over 60,000 pieces of rail equipment and extensive experience working in Mexico, we provide our customers with the intermodal capabilities, industry expertise and capacity to build and execute an effective transportation strategy across multiple modes.”