AAR Embargo System
The Association of American Railroads embargo system offers improved search capabilities, the ability to subscribe to new embargo announcements and the ability to receive these announcements via e-mail. While the search capabilities are open to the public, if you want to utilize the subscription services, you will need to register for a Railinc User ID.
This system was enhanced to improve processes on rail equipment billed to embargoed locations where a permit system is warranted, managing shipper requests for permit numbers and allowing acceptance of electronic billing that has a valid embargo and permit number. Billing will be automatically rejected by Railinc on shipments that are billed to an embargoed location (or) that do not have a valid permit number. In this case, the origin roadhaul railroad will receive an error back from Railinc and place the rail equipment in a hold for embargo.
To comply with these requirements, if a shipment is moving to an embargoed location that is accepting permits, you will need:
- A valid permit number. To request an embargo permit, open a case in Union Pacific’s Case Management system (user ID and password required) and select “Embargo Permits” as the case reason.
- Enter the embargo and permit numbers on your electronic billing in the N9*EB and N9*EN fields (EDI). Please refer to this help document for additional instructions.
- Enter the embargo and permit numbers into your Bill of Lading (before the rail car is pulled from your industry) by using Waybill Management at MyUPRR.com (user ID and password required). Please refer to this help document for additional instructions.
Embargo permits are provided to the embargoed party. If you have any questions, please connect with Union Pacific's Embargo Team via MyUPRR.com (user ID and password required) and submit a case through Case Management.