OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad was honored by Nissan with its Cost Leadership Award, while Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) received the automotive manufacturer's Zero-Emission Leadership Award.
The Cost Leadership Award recognizes Union Pacific's collaboration with Nissan to implement rail network efficiencies, including expanding Nissan's vehicle distribution network via rail and strengthening rail equipment availability.
The Zero-Emission Leadership Award recognizes UPDS for strengthening Nissan's service parts distribution network. By converting Nissan service parts shipments from truck to rail, UPDS enhanced service and reduced Nissan's carbon footprint.
"Union Pacific is honored to serve as a trusted business partner for Nissan and the automotive industry," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific's vice president – Automotive. "We are dedicated to adding value to Nissan's supply chain and delivering an excellent customer experience through constant innovation."
Union Pacific's Automotive team provides transportation and logistics solutions for shipping automotive parts, finished vehicles and aftermarket vehicles. Union Pacific directly serves five vehicle assembly plants, distributes imported vehicles from the West Coast and Gulf of Mexico, and operates or accesses more than 40 vehicle distribution centers for all major automotive manufacturers. Union Pacific offers unparalleled access to and from Mexico, as manufacturers continue to locate facilities across the border.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad specializing in the design and execution of rail-based logistics programs. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, UPDS provides seamless door-to-door transportation products by combining the economies of long-haul rail service with the flexibility of over the road movements. Integrating the rail transportation services of all the major class one railroads, with equipment providers, motor carriers, terminal operators and warehouses, UPDS ensures the safe and reliable just-in-time delivery of products with the highest quality of service at the lowest possible cost.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2005-2014, Union Pacific invested more than $31 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
SOURCE Union Pacific