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To: BNSF International Intermodal Customers

BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes

In order to more closely align train operations with customer needs between New Orleans and points in the Pacific Southwest, day-of-week cutoffs have been moved effective immediately. The cutoff at New Orleans will move from Saturday to Tuesday to all PSW destinations. Los Angeles to New Orleans will also be moved from Monday to Tuesday. For allocation purposes, Los Angeles to New Orleans containers will be allowed to ingate from midnight until cutoff at 23:59 on Tuesday.

Due to this change, several other cutoffs and availabilities from Los Angeles to Houston and El Paso will be moved forward one day. Also, due to shifting volume, frequency is being adjusted in several lanes and cutoffs are being moved or added. These changes are outlined in the following table:

    From ToChangeEffective Date
    New Orleans, LALA Harbor APM Terminal, CA (Pier 400) and Long Beach A Pier, CA (Pier A)Service added with a Tuesday cutoffImmediate
    Birmingham, ALTICTIF, CAService added with a Wednesday cutoffImmediate
    Seattle International
    Gateway, WA
    St. Paul, MN and
    Northtown, MN Interchange
    Tuesday cutoff will be moved to Wednesday 09/03/2008

Click here to access the new premium container Intermodal schedules in the affected lanes.

MN 08-21_New Orleans Intermodal schedule changes.pdf

BNSF continues to work closely with customers to provide services that meet current and future shipping needs. Questions regarding these changes should be addressed to your BNSF Sales Representative at 888-428-2673. Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF as your transportation provider.

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