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To: BNSF Metals Customers
07/11/2018

Metals LOGs Auction 1-week July LOGs Permit

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, guaranteed placement of 66-foot gondolas will be offered for the 1-week shipping period (July 23 – July 29, 2018) through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

Based on the current Metals LOGs bid calendar, one week each quarter is possibly open which does not have a short-term LOGs permit offering. Therefore, we are offering a second one-week LOGs bid to fill the gap.

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, guaranteed placement of 66-foot gondolas will be offered for the 1-week shipping period (July 30 – August 5, 2018) through BNSF's Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program.

The 1-week LOGs permit provides guaranteed empty equipment for customers to:

  • Fulfill end-of-month demand surges or close the gap in quarterly short-term LOGs permits
  • Take advantage of spot opportunities
  • Realize gains from shipments before new month starts (end-of-month auction July 11)
  • Add flexibility to existing LOGs commitments (currently limited to 20% weekly)

The 1-week LOGs permits have a modest $100 per car minimum bid and a 0% flex with a 1-car minimum. (Longer term permits have a $0 per car minimum bid and 20% weekly flex). The 1-week shipping period auctions will only be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (shipping July 23 – July 29) and Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (shipping July 30 – August 5).

Additional “end of month” auctions are tentatively planned for August 15, September 12 and October 10. An additional "gap coverage" auction is tentatively planned for February 13, 2019.

For further details of upcoming auction dates, review the bid calendar for 66-foot gondolas. For further details about the BNSF LOGs Program, please consult Rules Book BNSF-7.

For information about the various LOGs applications and how to use the program, please review the LOGs quick reference guide.

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF sales representative or email LOGS.Marketing@bnsf.com.

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