Intermodal Network Update for Friday, December 8, 2023

Dec 8, 2023

BNSF operating teams continue to generate strong overall performance as we move into December. Car velocity has improved, with crews achieving the highest velocity week of the year for the week ending December 5th. Average terminal dwell was reduced by more than four percent from last week, and our local service compliance measure remains above 91 percent.

BNSF operating teams are handling record volumes at our Phoenix Intermodal Facility. We are adding resources to optimize capacity at our facility, including an additional production crane. Customers are encouraged to prioritize the pick-up of units that have been unloaded at Phoenix. Prompt pick-up will continue to help improve traffic flows and provide more capacity to process inbound shipments as quickly as possible.

Earlier in the week, select interchange traffic to/from Canada experienced delays due to heavy rainfall that brought flooding and landslides to the Pacific Northwest. Another storm is expected to bring more rain and snow to the area on Saturday. Winter weather advisories are in place in parts of Montana, the Dakotas and Western Minnesota, as a cold front brings cold wind and snow to these areas before moving east over the weekend. High wind advisories are in place along parts of Southern Transcon, in Eastern New Mexico, West Texas and Southern California, with winds expected to decrease by this evening. BNSF teams are monitoring conditions in these regions and are ready to respond to any service disruptions quickly. Other locations across the network should experience seasonable conditions for this time of year.

We thank you for your business and appreciate the opportunity to serve as your transportation service provider. We welcome your feedback and questions.