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To: BNSF Industrial Products Customers

Demurrage Changes for Interchange Traffic

    Demurrage Changes for Interchange Traffic at
    Eola, IL, and Oregon, IL, effective October 1, 2012

    Increasing capacity demand in the high-growth areas of Eola, IL, and Oregon, IL, have made the efficient management of car loading and unloading by customers crucial to maintaining proper service levels. Starting October 1, 2012, all traffic destined for the Eola, IL, and Oregon, IL, interchanges will be subject to a new process called “Snapshot Demurrage”. This new process assesses a fee based on a customer’s daily equipment inventory remaining on BNSF property, after not being interchanged to the connecting railroad.

    “Snapshot Demurrage” only applies to delays due to either customer facility congestion or excess equipment dwelling on the connecting carrier pending delivery instructions to the customer facility. Fees will begin on the second day after the interchange offer date at a rate of $75.00 per car, per day.

    Demurrage policies under published tariffs BNSF6004 (Section 12) and BNSF 6005 (Section 6) have been modified to reflect the addition of the “Snapshot Demurrage” process. This change applies to private, rail-controlled, loaded and empty equipment and all related transportation tariffs, except BNSF 4022, BNSF 4023, BNSF 4024 and BNSF 4025.

    Customers will be contacted directly to explain these changes. If you are not contacted by August 17th, or would like additional information, please contact BNSF’s Demurrage, Storage and Extended Services team at 888-428-2673, option 3, 3, 3.

    Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation service provider.

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