Rail Gate Restrictions Disrupt Intermodal Service
The rail network continues to work through ongoing ramp congestion, labor challenges and car imbalances. With progress in Chicago, BNSF has lifted all gate restrictions at its Corwith and Cicero ramps. NS has also eased restrictions to Jacksonville, FL. Unfortunately, NS has implemented new gate restrictions at its Chicago/Calumet and Kansas City ramps. Below is a summary of current rail gate restrictions impacting J.B. Hunt and its customers. These restrictions are expected to limit J.B. Hunt’s ability to pick up shipments through at least Tuesday, August 24.
All Standard traffic will be impacted in these lanes:
- CSX Chicago/Bedford Park, IL to all destinations (except for Syracuse, NY; North Bergen, NJ; Springfield, MA; and Worcester, MA)
- NS Chicago/Landers, IL to Jacksonville, FL
- NS Chicago/Calumet, IL to Atlanta/Austell, GA and Charlotte, NC
- NS Kansas City, MO to all destinations
Customers can help improve network fluidity by accepting deliveries within 24 hours of deramp and unloading dropped containers within 24 hours of arrival. With a vast network of service offerings, J.B. Hunt can provide highway solutions to mitigate these intermodal disruptions. A representative will communicate load specific delays, along with alternative routing options.
J.B. Hunt will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. Customer service is extremely important to J.B. Hunt, and we apologize for the inconvenience these service interruptions have caused.