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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

Changes to Intermodal Containerized Grain Shipments Effective June 1, 2008

BNSF has created two new intermodal public price authorities for moving grain shipments, and an authority to position empty containers, effective June 1, 2008.

Price Authority
Shipment Type
QTBulkAgW*Containerized bulk grain productsFrom: Dilworth, MN, Minot, ND**, and St. Paul, MN
QTPkgAgWContainerized packaged grain productsFrom: Dilworth, MN, Minot, ND**, and St. Paul, MN
QTMtyRepoWEmpty containersFrom: Chicago, IL
To: Dilworth, MN, Minot, ND**, and St. Paul, MN

*Shipments moving under this authority will be subject to all requirements stated on the BNSF Intermodal Bulk Ag Web page.

**Minot, ND, is a private intermodal facility and operated by North Dakota Port Services. Prior to shipping to this facility, please contact North Dakota Port Services at (701) 852-7678 to coordinate intermodal shipments in international containers.

Shipments moving under these authorities will also be governed by the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide (R&PG) and will be applicable to the BNSF intermodal standard weekly Revenue Fuel Surcharge.

As with all intermodal shipments, only a BNSF intermodal shipper (party who signed an intermodal transportation contract and followed the process outlined on the Intermodal New Customer Page) can tender intermodal shipments to BNSF. Please contact BNSF Load and Ride Solutions if you have special loading and weight considerations.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact your BNSF Intermodal Sales Representative at 888-428-2673.

If you have any questions, please send an email to