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To: BNSF International Intermodal Customers

BNSF International Intermodal Service Changes Effective May 4, 2009 (unless otherwise noted)

BNSF is pleased to make schedule changes to Premium Container schedules to offer more efficient service for our customers.

Frequency Improvement
Effective May 4, 2009, BNSF will increase the westbound Premium Container service in the New Orleans to Los Angeles lane from one day to three days per week. Please see attached schedules below.

Shorter Transit and Improved Availabilities Effective May 6, 2009

  • Transit time will be reduced from Los Angeles, CA, to Kansas City, KS. Availability will be 6th morning service, five days a week. Please see attached schedules below.
  • Correspondingly, transit time will be reduced in other lanes from the Pacific Southwest. Changes will be posted to web schedules by May 6, 2009, and will be available at the following link:
    • All Southern California On-Dock (SCOD) origins to Kansas City, KS, will be reduced by 12 hours. The new availability will be 1500 day 6 from all SCOD origins.
    • SCOD and Oakland International Gateway (OIG), CA, origins to Memphis, TN, will be reduced by 4 hours. The new availability will be 0900 from these origins.
Schedule Changes from Memphis, TN, to Oakland International Gateway
Effective May 6, 2009, BNSF has modified the Premium Container service cutoff time from Thursday to Saturday from Memphis, TN, to Oakland International Gateway (OIG), CA. Please see attached schedules below.

MN 04-30_Intl IMDL Changes - schedules.pdf

BNSF continues to work closely with customers to provide services that meet current and future shipping needs. If you have questions regarding these changes, please contact your BNSF Sales Representative at 888-428-2673.

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