ENCOURAGED that parties to the longshore labour dispute have sought federal mediation, the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railway has lifted its ban on boxes bound for US west coast ports.
With labour go-slows and congestion looming large, BNSF Railway had refused international intermodal shipments headed to US west coast ports on January 2.
Union Pacific Railroad, major said it wasn't experiencing "any significant backlog of port freight traffic" and hadn't imposed embargoes on intermodal cargo. But then BNSF announced in a notice to trade "BNSF Railway is encouraged that parties involved have agreed to mediation, and urge prompt restoration of full production levels necessary to avoid further disruptions.?
Source : SN-TR.