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To: BNSF Centerbeam Customers

Demurrage and Storage Policy Changes Effective May 1, 2013

BNSF is committed to providing timely and consistent service. Given current market conditions, the demurrage policy for loading rail-controlled centerbeam flatcars will become consistent with other BNSF fleets.

The free time for loading will change from five free days (credits) to one free day (credit) to alleviate constraint on the fleet for shippers.

All loading demurrage for centerbeam flatcars will continue to be subject to a modified straight plan as described in BNSF Demurrage and Private Storage Book 6004-B.

For questions on these changes, please contact BNSF’s Demurrage, Storage and Extended Services team at 888-428-2673; select options 3, 3 and 3.

Your business is important to us. We appreciate your assistance in making efficient use of equipment to help us provide the best possible service.

If you have any questions, please send an email to