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Norfolk Southern provides premium shipping service and reliable logistics solutions for customers. In combination with business partnerships and connections with other carriers, NS ships every product imaginable to and from any destination, linking communities and customers to the marketplaces of the world.Start Learning
NS can ship your cargo from Point A to Point B and beyond using its extensive rail network and its partnerships with ports, trucking companies, and other railroads.
NS operates 19,500 route miles in 22 states and D.C., serves every major eastern container port, and offers one of the most extensive intermodal networks in the U.S.
NS offers one of the most extensive intermodal networks in the U.S., connecting 58 major eastern markets to all of North America, and serving major U.S. and Canadian container ports, allowing shippers to move product around the world.
NS invests in corridor initiatives to expand the rail network. Increasing freight capacity improves transit times and helps keep America competitive while creating jobs, mitigating highway congestion, and moderating fuel consumption and emissions.
NS connects with 245 short line railroads to serve the transportation needs of mutual customers.
Agriculture. Automobiles. Clothes. Coal. Electronics. Furniture. Lumber. Machinery. Paper. NS helps you ship just about anything.
NS serves 79 paper mills and shippers and receivers of lumber, wood, pulpboard, paper products, scrap paper, and municipal wastes.
Chances are, NS has played a role in delivering consumer products to your household -- including appliances, flooring, beverages, fruits, and vegetables.
NS is America's largest rail shipper of auto products, serving 24 assembly plants, 31 distribution terminals, three Just-In-Time Rail Centers, and four vehicle mixing centers.
Norfolk Southern safely transports chemicals used in manufacturing many types of household goods routinely consumed every day.
From mines to domestic and global markets, NS serves demand for coal-fueled energy.
Got an XXXL load to move? NS hauls super-size shipments.
Market research, efficient access to East Coast destinations, import shipping, and domestic distribution channels are just a few of the benefits available to NS-served government-entity customers.
NS moves aluminum products, bricks, cement, coil, copper products, Marcellus shale, and metals.
Shipments moving on NS originate and terminate all over the world. The NS network spans approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and D.C. Connections with rail and trucking partners enable NS to ship goods to the West Coast and to Canada and Mexico. NS supports international trade by serving every major East Coast ocean port as well as Gulf and Great Lakes ports.
Connecting customers to the marketplaces of the world, NS serves 24 seaports, 10 river ports, and nine lake ports.
NS offers transcontinental guaranteed service between the West Coast and both the Northeast and Southeast.
Strategically located facilities, including more than 400 general warehouses, support customers’ shipping needs.
NS is focused on its vision: Be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world
NS is dedicated to safety first for employees, customers, and communities.
NS is performance-driven, committed to providing quality customer service, and accountable for results.
NS does what's right. NS is open, fair, honest, and straightforward.
NS believes all stakeholders are important. And NS values the ideas and beliefs of co-workers.
NS is continuously developing new ideas and creative solutions to business challenges.
NS believes that working together always produces the best results.
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