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Canadian Pacific Embargo in Effect

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has announced an embargo on all shipments originating in Canada destined to any U.S. or other Canadian locations, and U.S.-originated shipments destined to Canada. The embargo is in preparation for a union worker strike that may begin on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

BNSF is monitoring the situation closely and positioning traffic to support a smooth reopening once the embargo is rescinded.

About Embargoes:
Embargoes are temporary holds placed on freight to restrict the acceptance and handling of freight. You can view active embargoes at the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Embargo Railinc website here.

If you have questions about your shipment(s), please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673 option 4, option 3.

If you have any questions, please send an email to