Container on Flat Car (COFC)

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Rail freight service where an empty container is loaded on the rail's flatcar.

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What is a Container on Flatcar (COFC)?

Container on a Flatcar (COFC) is a freight service where empty containers are loaded on the rail’s flatcar to transport them to a different location. The containers are single-stacked and use the national rail network for the movement.  


As compared to inland transportation, COFC can offer higher capacity, easier loading, lesser transport lead time, and reduced cost. 

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