BNSF 6004-C: Demurrage Tariff Changes Effective January 1, 2022

Nov 9, 2021

In an effort to improve fluidity and reduce car dwell across the network, as well as standardize charge provisions, BNSF is making adjustments to the demurrage tariff (BNSF 6004-C – Demurrage Book) governing rail-controlled equipment held for loading or unloading.

Beginning January 1, 2022, chargeable days for rail-controlled empty cars waiting to be loaded will be billed at $150 per day, the same rate currently applicable to rail-controlled loaded cars. BNSF also will provide an additional credit day for loading rail-controlled empty cars.

If you have any questions, please contact our Demurrage team via e-mail at, or use the “Message Us” feature in the Customer Portal (user login and password required). You can also call BNSF Customer Support at (888) 428-2673 and, when prompted, say “Demurrage.”

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