|  Clifton Linton

UP Issues Embargo Laredo, Texas KCSM Interchange - Most Petroleum Traffic Exempted

The Union Pacific issued an embargo on Sept. 28, for southbound traffic heading to the KCSM interchange at Laredo, Texas. The embargo, however, excludes most petroleum traffic headed to Mexico.

The railroad issued the embargo due to slow interchanges with KCSM, on account of heavier than normal volumes across their Mexican network. Exclusions include intermodal service, automotive multi-level shipments, auto parts, gasoline, diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, propane, wheat and corn.

In compliance with embargo requirements, Union Pacific will only accept traffic that was loaded or in the process of loading prior to 23:59 Thursday, September 27, 2018. No traffic, unless explicitly...

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