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To: BNSF Intermodal Customers

BNSF Announces New Shipment Protection Program

With our ongoing focus on ensuring shipment integrity, BNSF is pleased to announce a new program available for freight moving in and out of all BNSF Intermodal facilities. Beginning February 1, 2017, the new Shipment Protection Program will provide Intermodal customers with the ability to purchase additional security options for trailers and/or containers.

The Shipment Protection Program is the perfect program for those customers seeking additional security and liability safeguards for high value shipments. With a program price of $65 per container, or $40 per trailer or container on a chassis, this new program is available for any commodity.

The new Shipment Protection Program will include:

  • Additional security checks at origin and destination to ensure shipment integrity
  • All shipments will remain on BNSF property in the main yard (no draying to off-site lots)
  • Priority bottom well loading for containers that restricts access to container doors
  • Up to $250,000 shipment loss/damage protection
  • Available for all commodities
  • Available at all BNSF intermodal facilities

For additional details on identifying shipments to be moved under the Shipment Protection Program, click here to review the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide. Please contact your BNSF representative for more information.

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

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