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To: BNSF International Intermodal Shippers
08/16/2018

BNSF Plan for Announced CSX Service Changes

Due to the recently announced CSX Network service changes, BNSF is implementing a plan for International customers. For reference, Exhibit 1 below summarizes the new movement of containers in interchange.

Effective Tuesday, September 30, 2018, please note the following changes affecting international containers requiring interchange and destined to various CSX intermodal facilities:

Los Angeles (Hobart) to CSX destinations via Chicago

  • International containers destined to Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Louisville, South Kearny, and Northwest Ohio will be accepted via steel wheel interchange.
  • International containers destined to all other CSX locations will not be accepted via steel wheel interchange.

Southern California On-Dock (SCOD) and Seattle (SIG) to CSX destinations via Chicago
  • International containers destined to Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, and Louisville will be accepted via steel wheel interchange.
  • International containers destined to all other CSX locations will not be accepted via steel wheel interchange.

All other BNSF origin locations to all CSX destinations via Chicago
  • International containers will not be accepted via steel wheel interchange.

All CSX Nashville-destined containers
  • All CSX Nashville-destined containers must ingate at Los Angeles (Hobart).
    • Pacific Northwest (Seattle or Tacoma) to CSX Nashville-destined containers will no longer be accepted.
  • CSX Nashville-destined containers will no longer be accepted via Chicago.
    • BNSF will route via Memphis and steel wheel interchange to CSX in Memphis.

If you have questions, please contact your BNSF marketing representative.

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

Exhibit 1: Interchange movements by origin and destination


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