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To: BNSF Metals Customers

Metals LOGs Auction Trial 1-Week “End of Month” July LOGs Permit

Through our Loading Origin Guarantees (LOGs) Program, BNSF is offering customers guaranteed placement of 66-foot gondolas for a trial 1-week shipping period (July 24 - July 30, 2017) on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

This 1-week permit for the end of July provides additional flexibility to existing LOGs commitments and the ability to take advantage of marketplace opportunities. Whether it’s to fulfill an end of the month demand surge or realize gains from shipments before the new month begins, the 1-week LOGs permit gives customers an additional option to address short-term needs. The 1-week LOGs permit has a modest $100 per car minimum bid and a 0% flex.

Other LOGs Auctions This Month
Based on availability, other upcoming July LOGs auction dates for longer term LOGs permits (with a $0 per car minimum bid) will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 – 13-week shipping period (all car types, shipping dates July 31 – October 29, 2017)
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 – 4-week shipping period (66-foot gondolas, shipping dates August 7 – September 3, 2017)
  • Monday, July 24, 2017 – 4-week shipping period (66-foot gondolas, shipping dates August 7 – September 3, 2017)
For more scheduling information on upcoming auction dates, please review the bid calendar for 66-foot gondolas.

Please consult Rules Book BNSF-7 for further details about the BNSF LOGs Program. 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

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