OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Railroad said it will relocate its ShipCarsNow subsidiaryfrom Auburn Hills, Mich., to the company’s headquarters building in Omaha, Neb. The move will take place this month.
“Relocating ShipCarsNow to Omaha allows Union Pacific and ShipCarsNow to leverage common systems in order to strengthen and grow our auto transport services in the U.S. and international markets,” said Julie Krehbiel, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Automotive.
Established by Union Pacific in 2006, ShipCarsNow delivers used vehicles for businesses in the U.S. and around the world through a multimodal auto transport network that includes truck, enclosed rail transport, driveaway shuttles, and ocean-going vessels. ShipCarsNow is one of the few online auto transport companies to provide instant, online quotes for both domestic and international auto shipping.
Union Pacific is North America’s largest automotive carrier. It directly serves five vehicle assembly plants and distributes imported vehicles from seven West Coast ports and one Gulf Coast port. Union Pacific operates or accesses 43 vehicle distribution centers, covering most major western U.S. cities.
ShipCarsNow will bring 21 jobs to Nebraska. About half are relocations while others are new positions or transfers within the company. This is in addition to approximately 12 information technology jobs in Omaha that are already supporting its Web technology. ShipCarsNow hopes to further expand its workforce in Omaha over the coming years as it seeks new business opportunities