NS Temporarily Suspends Accepting Some Intermodal Shipments

Norfolk Southern stopped accepting inbound international intermodal shipments on Thursday at its Landers intermodal terminal in Chicago.

Inbound loads were also temporarily no longer being accepted in Detroit and six East Coast terminals.

The railroad cited the effect of severe winter weather in the Midwest.

It was the second time this week that inbound loads at NS were temporarily suspended.

On Wednesday NS stopped accepting domestic shipments to Chicago-area terminals from several locations.

NS Chief Marketing Officer Alan Shaw said the affected terminals continue to operate but street operations had halted due to buildups of snow and ice.

NS also stopped accepting intermodal shipments interchanging to Kansas City Southern through Meridian, Mississippi, and to Union Pacific at Memphis.

CSX indicated that its Chicago intermodal terminals were struggling with the effects of winter weather but remained open.

In the meantime, Union Pacific said it will reopen all intermodal terminals by Friday after closing them earlier this week.

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