In an effort to improve fluidity and reduce car dwell across the network, as well as standardize charge provisions, BNSF is making adjustments to the demurrage tariff (BNSF 6004-C – Demurrage Book) governing rail-controlled equipment held for loading or unloading.
Beginning January 1, 2022, chargeable days for rail-controlled empty cars waiting to be loaded will be billed at $150 per day, the same rate currently applicable to rail-controlled loaded cars. BNSF also will provide an additional credit day for loading rail-controlled empty cars.
If you have any questions, please contact our Demurrage team via e-mail at demurragehelp@BNSF.com, or use the “Message Us” feature in the Customer Portal (user login and password required). You can also call BNSF Customer Support at (888) 428-2673 and, when prompted, say “Demurrage.”
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