Announcement Number: IP2012-36
Categories: Non Ferrous Metals,Steel and Ferrous Metals
Posted Date: November 29, 2012
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 and an anticipated record $3.6 billion by the end of 2012. Customers across the network - in all lines of business - benefit from these investments in 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. These investments include major projects like double track on the Sunset Corridor, the Blair Project to improve transit across our Central Corridor, numerous new sidings throughout the Pacific Northwest, and various expansions in the South to improve capacity and velocity. This year, we're also planning to acquire 200 new road locomotives, and close to 1,600 freight cars across our entire system. These equipment acquisitions not only serve as replacements for older, less efficient assets but prepare our system to meet expected business growth.
In order to generate an acceptable level of return on our investments for maintenance and expansion, we review and adjust our transportation rates accordingly. These rates will be published at market levels, 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 ahead for these adjustments.
Effective January 1, 2013, Union Pacific will be making adjustments to the following metals rate documents reflective of current market conditions.
Rates currently maintained in UPRR 9001 (Boxcars), UPRR 9002 (Covered Hoppers), UPRR 9003 (Flatcars), UPRR 9004 (Gondolas), and UPRR 9005 (Open Top Hoppers) will be reissued at market rate levels.
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.