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Weather Effects

Update 11 – February 25, 2014 / 1623 hrs (04:23pm):


  • APMT Newark terminal is still experiencing heavy delays on the rail operations, however they are actively working with MMR to reduce the rail cargo and will continue to work overtime to clear it


  • Maersk Idaho (MECL2 Service) will arrive Houston at 1900 hrs (07:00pm); delay is due to the fog, however vessel is currently scheduled on time into Algeciras


  • Due to local festivities associated with Mardi Gras, CSX terminals in New Orleans and Mobile will be closed on Tuesday, March 4 and will reopen on Wednesday, March 5 with regular hours
  • The Chicago gateway is improving but still described as “sluggish” by CSX Network Operations; they are slowly getting back to normal operations as the weather conditions improve
  • With improving weather conditions across the network, BNSF is seeing subsequent improvements at the rail and hub operations, which is allowing progress in clearing the cargo congestion
  • The CN is continuing to focus on clearing congestion at the Chicago and Toronto terminals, however delays may still occur; operations at both Chicago and Toronto terminals have additonal staff on hand to continue to flow freight through the terminals


  • Truck power and capacity continues to be tight in areas like Newark and the South Atlantic as they are still recovering from the winter storms over the last few weeks
  • The South Atlantic is expected to be caught up in the next few days, however the Newark area could take a few more weeks before recovery is achieved
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BNSF Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Transition

Update 02 – January 9, 2014 / 1220 hrs (12:20pm):

In an effort to make significant improvements to their rail services, BNSF has been transitioning from their Argentine Intermodal facility in Kansas City, KS, to Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, Kansas.

All international traffic originating from and destined to Southern California on-dock marine terminals, as well as international and domestic traffic moving to and from Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ, has completed the transition.

In Phase 3, which is outlined below, BNSF will transition Chicago, Texas and Seattle/Tacoma traffic, beginning January 20, 2014. Read More...

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New Rail Cutoff – Logistics Park, IL to Los Angeles (Hobart Terminal)

We would like to inform you of a BNSF rail service change to launch significant improvements to one of their rail products.  Effective October 7, 2013, BNSF will be changing the rail cutoff time for outbound trains departing Logistics Park, IL (LPC), arriving Los Angeles (Hobart Terminal).  The rail cutoff for this service will move from 2359 hrs (11:59pm) to 1800 hrs (06:00pm).  Departure days out of LPC to Hobart Terminal will remain the same on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please contact your sales representative or customer service with any questions regarding this change. Read More...

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Newark Port Congestion

Update 11 – September 18, 2013 / 1003 hrs (10:03pm):

  • Labor shortage will likely continue until September 23
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Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Please see below the latest terminal and rail information regarding Tropical Storm Isaac:

Mobile:  Operations normal.

New Orleans:  Operations normal.

Expreso and MedGulf vessels worked over the weekend.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Isaac was downgraded to a tropical storm yesterday and is now moving over northern Louisiana.

Please see below updates:

Mobile:  Open for business.  No major damage to report.

New Orleans:  Remains closed today.

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Rail Cutoff – Houston to Los Angeles/Long Beach

Please be advised that the Maersk rail cutoff for the BNSF outbound train from Barbours Cut (Houston, Texas)  to Long Beach and Los Angeles, California is being advanced to address congestion at the rail ramp and the terminal.  Please see below for new cutoffs:

  • For dry containers, the rail cutoff will be moved from Friday at 12:00 pm to Thursday at 5:00 pm
  • For refrigerated containers, the rail cutoff will be moved from Thursday at 12:00 pm to Wednesday at 5:00 pm

This cutoff change will be effective as of September 5, 2012. Read More...

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New Rail Connection – Rijeka, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia

We are pleased to announce a new rail connection between Rijeka container terminal and Belgrade, Serbia (Leget – Sremska Mitrovica container depot), effective as of August 7, 2012. Read More...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Delays

New rail operator is experiencing operational issues and all carriers are impacted with backlog issues in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.  For future shipments, please discharge shipments in Dammam, Al Jubayl, or Jeddah (all in Saudi Arabia) and we can arrange carrier haulage to Riyadh.  Consignee must be willing to clear the shipment in any of the above ports.  This is the only solution available at the moment. Read More...

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