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Why BNSF Mexico

Why Choose BNSF Mexico for Freight into and Out of Mexico?


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Opportunity Five gateways to our network let you reach the markets you target. Learn more.
Flexibility Whatever and however you need to ship by rail, into or out of Mexico, chances are we can do it. Learn more.
Support Our bilingual team and our suite of eTools are here to help you ship freight into or out of Mexico more easily. Learn more.
U.S. and Mexico Intermodal Introduction Why BNSF Mexico Opportunity Flexibility Support

BNSF Mexico offers Mexico freight shipping solutions, with an accent on opportunity, flexibility and support.

The 32,500-mile BNSF network, including 5 US-Mexico gateways, gives you the opportunity to reach key markets across North America.

We offer the flexibility of many service options, including carload, transload and intermodal, that let you ship all major commodities into and out of Mexico.

You'll get personal support from a bilingual team with deep expertise in US-Mexico shipping opportunities, plus a suite of eTools that make shipping easier.

See below for ways BNSF Mexico can help you ship freight into and out of Mexico.

Click the gateway on the map or the text link to the left to see more detailed information in PDF format (Get Adobe®Reader®).

Mexico Gateway Map

BNSF has a team of highly experienced professionals dedicated to the Mexican transportation market. Working in tandem with the entire BNSF organization, the team is focused on all facets of Mexico rail and intermodal transportation.

Fort Worth, TX
2650 Lou Menk Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76131
Name Contact

AVP
Mexico
Tel: 817-867-6280

Director
Ag Products; Intermodal
Tel: 817-867-6060

Director
Industrial Products
Tel: (52)81-8335-1373 Mexico
Tel: 817 867-6627 US

Senior Manager
International Support
Tel: 817-867-6044

Manager
Business Development
Tel: 817-867-6175

Mexico City
Insurgentes Sur 1196-902 Colonia del Valle
03200 Mexico D.F.
Name Contact Area
Tel: (52)55-5636-2542 Grain
Grain Products
Tel: (52)44-2253-4096 Food and Beverage
Forest
Consumer
Tel: (52)55-5636-2545 Administration


Guadalajara
Av Washington No 11
Col Moderna
Guadalajara, JA 44190
Name Contact Area
Tel: (52)33-3619-4435 Intermodal Solutions

Monterrey
Av. Ricardo Margain # 575
Parque Corporativo Santa Engracia
66267 San Pedro Garza García N.L.
Name Contact Area
Tel: (52)81-1253-7586 Automotive, Chemicals & Plastics
Tel: (52)81-1253-7589 Metals (Steel, Iron, Aluminum, Copper, Zinc, Taconite), New Railcars


Area Name Contact
Questions, information, updates Tel: 817-867-6175


Customer Support Contacts

Our bilingual customer-solutions professionals are knowledgeable about the unique requirements of transporting freight to and from Mexico.

How can we help you?

eBusiness


  • Shipping patterns - preferred method of billing equipment online via BNSF Railway website
  • My reports - automated reports tailored to your specifications
  • Internet applications - BNSF web applications

Billing Issues


  • Waybill problem resolution - assistance with errors caused by incorrect: routing, customer names, non credit, patron code, contract errors, reverse route instructions

Border Issues


  • Despacho previo - means 'pre-documented' all cars must be pre-documented before entering Mexico, broker
  • Border clearance - same as above, cars entering Mexico have a time limitation to be pre-documented and enter Mexico
  • Customs - issues pertaining to customs such as U.S. customs needing to inspect a car; or government agencies such as USDA, FDA, etc.

Customer Support


  • Bad orders - cars that have been placed bad ordered by the mechanical team.
  • Tracing - location of cars
  • No trip plan - cars that do not have a trip plan on the website
  • Derailments - updates on cars that have been derailed
  • Operations - change of plans due to weather, derailments, maintenance of way, etc.

Telephone 888-700-3075

  • Option 1 - bnsf.com Assistance (shipping patterns, my reports, internet applications, EDI transactions)
  • Option 2 - Waybilling Problems/diversions (waybill problem resolution)
  • Option 3 - Border Support (despacho previo, border clearance, customs)
  • Option 4 - Customer Support (bad orders, tracing, no trip plan, derailments, operations)

Carload – Rail service for Industrial and Consumer Products
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Mexico Carload

Industrial and Consumer Products

BNSF moves a variety of consumer goods with cost-effective, on-time, damage-free results. Whether you bag it, box it, put it on a pallet or seal it in a crate, BNSF not only moves a wide range of materials that go into making consumer goods that people use every day - we also ship the finished products. With an intense focus on service quality and a range of online transactions unmatched by any other railway, BNSF will get your products to your customers where and when they need them. For more information related to Industrial Products, visit:

BNSF offers consumer-goods shippers two different types of rail service: carload and intermodal. BNSF's carload service is consistent, reliable, and cost-efficient for large quantities of goods. Intermodal service is a faster level of service for truckload quantities of freight and is a cost-efficient alternative to over-the-road transportation. For more information about Intermodal, please visit Mexi-modal in the above links provided.

Automotive Products

As a well-known leader in the transportation industry, BNSF is known for service, security, and cost-effective vehicle shipping, which top automobile manufacturers use to move their new products. BNSF ships more than 1.9 million new vehicles annually for Honda, Ford Motor Company, Nissan, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and others. Uur extensive automotive transportation network includes 24 automotive shipping facilities in the United States.

Prices
Mexico Transload 
Area Name Contact
General questions, information, updates Tel: 817-867-6175

Ag Products – Rail service for Grain and Grain Products
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Mexico Agricultural Products

BNSF is a major transporter of grain in North America, connecting key grain-producing areas throughout the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Northern and Southern Great Plains to major consumption markets in the US and in Mexico as well as to grain export ports. Through its Agricultural Products Marketing Unit, BNSF specializes in meeting the needs of whole grain, grain products, and bulk foods shippers.

Our strategy has been to develop infrastructure in Mexico that can efficiently handle our 110-car grain shuttles. Today, we have through rates in place with Ferromex and KCSM for those facilities in Mexico that are shuttle-train capable. These rates are based upon the philosophy of rewarding efficiencies and sharing with shippers and receivers the benefits attained when moving these types of larger trains. For non-shuttle facilities, BNSF also publishes rates to different border crossing as well as to Corpus Christi, TX to connect with KCS to the Laredo border.

Prices
Mexico Shuttle Facilities
Terminal or Elevator Station ST Serving RR
Agydsa El Castillo JA FXE
ACS Penjamo GJ FXE
Almer Andres Figueroa La Junta JA FXE
Avigran / Tergran Salinas Victoria NL KCSM
Bochoco Celaya GJ FXE
Cargill Bojay HG FXE
Concentra Patti MH FXE
Contri Cuautitlan EM FXE/KCSM
CP Ingredients/Arancia San Juan Del Rio QA KCSM
Ferro Granos Torreon CU FXE
Gramosa Ahorcado QA KCSM
Grupo Lala / Nuplen Gomez Palacio DG FXE
Internacional Grain San Luis Potosi SL KCSM
Nutriba Viborillas QA FXE
Pilgrim's Pride Queretaro QA KCSM
Proan San Juan De Los Lagos JA FXE
Ragasa Matamoros TM KCSM
Sabamex / Harinas Tabalaopa CH FXE
Silos Miguel Aleman Tlalnepantla EM FXE/KCSM
Tysa / Silos Mecanizados Guadalajara JA FXE
Yoggo Chicalote AG FXE/KCSM
Yoggo San Luis Potosi SL KCSM
U.S. Shuttle Facilities
Area Name Contact
General questions, information, updates Tel: 817-867-6175

Mexi-Modal – Intermodal service
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Mexi-Modal

Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC)

BNSF, in conjunction with Ferromex, offers the IMC community ramp-to-ramp service between Mexico and the U.S. via El Paso.

In order to participate in the Mexi-Modal IMC Program, the IMC must be a contract holder with BNSF or participate via an existing contract holder. The BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide  is in effect along with the rules and policies of the appropriate connecting carriers.

Truckload

BNSF developed truckload intermodal rates and service to border points and interior Mexico points. BNSF provides service via El Paso. The BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide  is in effect along with the rules and policies of the appropriate connecting carriers.

Steamship

BNSF offers ramp-to-ramp rates and service to the El Paso border to the international community. The BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide  is in effect along with the rules and policies of the appropriate connecting carriers.

Area Name Contact
General questions, information, updates Tel: 817-867-6175

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  • Mexico price publications - Mexico and border pricing are available for any product from lumber to steel as well as information on national tariffs, demurrage and storage charges, fuel surcharges, and finance charges. All headings may not contain Mexico pricing.
  • Pricing updates - Pricing updates notify BNSF customers of changes to rates or price structures.

Shipping from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico

BNSF has the information you need to move your freight across the border, including the step-by-step transborder process, descriptions of the Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) and Despacho Previo, and instructions for billing.

The following links are in PDF format (Get Adobe® Reader®).

Waybill Instructions & Examples
This section provides detailed shipping instructions for and examples of the requirements to move a car via rail from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.

Process Chart
This chart illustrates the steps necessary to ship via rail to Mexico from the U.S. or Canada.

Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)
Shipments exported from the United States to Mexico require a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED), a document the U.S. uses to compile official export statistics and control exports.

Despacho Previo
The Despacho Previo process was implemented in the early 1990s to alleviate congestion at the border and comply with the Mexican Customs law requiring documentation and payment of duties prior to the railcar entering Mexico.

International Customs Checklists and Shipping Instructions

 

Shipping from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada

BNSF has the information you need to move your freight across the border, including the step-by-step transborder process, descriptions of RailAMS and the Customs' In-Bond program, and instructions for billing a car from Mexico or the border.

The following links are in PDF format (Get Adobe® Reader®).

Waybill Instructions & Examples
This section provides detailed shipping instructions for and examples of the requirements to move a car via rail from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico.

Process Chart
This chart illustrates the steps necessary to ship via rail from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada.

Rail AMS
This chart illustrates the steps necessary to ship via rail from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada.

Customs In-Bond Program
This program is designed for cargo entering the U.S. that maybe destined to other locations. An in-bond entry is required when cargo transits to another location for entry, transits the U.S. destined to another country, or is immediately exported.

International Customs Checklists and Shipping Instructions

Customer Tools

Our new Customized Rate Profile tool enables you to create, save and run rate reports for the commodities you ship the most and the shipping lanes you most frequently use.

Also, all customers now have to log in to access pricing tools and information. If you do not have your login ID, please register on bnsf.com using our new expedited registration process. Once registered, you will have instant access to pricing information

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