Metal Products Shipped in Intermodal Containers
Announcement Number: IM2014-131
Categories: Domestic Mexico,Domestic Miscellaneous,Domestic Rules and Provisions,International Mexico,International Miscellaneous,International Rules and Provisions,Premium,Streamline Door to Door
Posted Date: April 8, 2014
Union Pacific recently experienced an incident where a container loaded with a steel coil product experienced a floor failure resulting in serious damage.
As a reminder to all shippers moving metal products in intermodal units, please refer to Item 540-D in Union Pacific's Master Intermodal Transportation Agreement (MITA 2-A). Metal Products shipped in intermodal containers are a restricted commodity and require "a special AGREEMENT TO SHIP METAL PRODUCTS IN INTERMODAL UNITS WITH UPRR".
These commodities require a Signed Agreement between Union Pacific and the shipper of record as noted in Item 540-D.
Failure to comply will result in a $10,000 charge for each intermodal unit shipped, in addition to all costs incurred as a result of container failure during transit.
We appreciate your attention to this very important matter. Safety is our number one priority.
If you have any questions please contact your Union Pacific representative.