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To: All BNSF Intermodal Customers

New Premium Container Service Between Houston and Chicago

BNSF continues to expand its Premium container service (P-COFC) to provide Intermodal customers with another consistent and reliable option for shipping with BNSF. In addition to our 70+ current origin/destination offerings, we are pleased to announce new service between Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL.

Effective Monday, May 11, 2009, P-COFC service will be available between Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL, both north- and southbound, three days per week. In addition to the local Midwest market, this new service also enables carriers to service South Texas markets to and from Northeast, Canada and Pacific Northwest Intermodal points, with rebill service over Chicago.

Click here to access the new Premium container schedules.

MN 05-01_New PCOFC Houston-Chicago - schedules.pdf

Premium service is BNSF’s price-sensitive solution for shippers, averaging 500+ miles per day to meet your shipping needs. In addition, shipping by rail is the most environmentally friendly way to move freight across the country.

BNSF works closely with customers to provide services that meet current and future shipping needs, and will continue to evaluate future expansion of the Premium container service (P-COFC) based on your feedback.

To search BNSF’s 70+ current P-COFC offerings, please see our Intermodal Service Schedules Lookup on

Questions regarding this change 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 service provider.

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