Minerals Price Adjustments Effective January 1, 2013

Announcement Number: IP2012-38
Categories: Minerals
Posted Date: November 30, 2012

 Valued Minerals Customers:

Union Pacific has a proven commitment to enhance our rail network and support growth in our business, investing $15 billion in the last 5 years with an anticipated record $3.6 billion in 2012. Customers across the network - in all lines of business - benefit from these investments in the form of safety, service, growth and productivity.

Approximately half of the investment in 2012 is being spent to harden our rail infrastructure, making the network safe and resilient. Spending for service, growth and productivity will total over $1 billion dollars, including additional double track line on the Sunset Corridor, the Blair Project to improve transit across our Central Corridor, numerous new sidings throughout the PNW, and various infrastructure projects in the South to improve capacity and velocity. This year, we're also planning to acquire 200 new locomotives, and approximately 1,600 freight cars. These equipment acquisitions not only serve as replacements for older less efficient assets, but also to meet expected business growth.

Maintaining service excellence and building capacity for your future growth is critical to us. As a result, we must review our transportation rates and make adjustments where necessary to ensure we are generating an acceptable return on that investment for our shareholders.

Effective January 1, 2013, Union Pacific will be making adjustments to the following rate documents reflective of current market conditions, with all rates subject to Union Pacific's carload mileage fuel surcharge provision. We are providing our customers with advance notice so you can plan for these adjustments.

  • UPRR 3200 - Minerals in Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
  • UPRR 3229 - Minerals in Box Cars
  • UPRR 14413 - Sand in Covered Hoppers and Gondolas
  • UPRR 9001 – Boxcars
  • UPRR 9002 – Covered Hoppers
  • UPRR 9003 – Flat Cars
  • UPRR 9004 - Gondolas
  • UPRR 9005 – Open Top Hoppers

Specific rates by commodity and lane will be updated and available in our Prices and Price Documents Inquiry in early December.

Additional Links:
UPRR Fuel Surcharge Page
UPRR Geography Groups

For notification of availability of prices and future changes, go to MyUPRR, choose "Change" from the Notifications section in the left navigation bar, and then select "Price Documents".

Prices and Price Document Inquiry Page

UPRR Fuel Surcharge Page

We are working every day to deliver a competitive product that provides value for you. Thank you for shipping with Union Pacific.

If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.