USA Import & Export Advisory: USA Railroads Service Disruption

by | Sep 14, 2022 | Updates

Update as of September 14th, 2022

We would like to provide you with the latest update on the impending rail strike.

A tentative agreement has been reached with 10 of the 12 unions. Negotiations continue during the cooling off period which ends on September 16th, 2022, at 12:01 AM.

We are currently preparing contingency plans should a strike happen.

September 13th, 2022

Please note that we have been advised the US Freight railroads are preparing for a possible strike to commence on Friday, September 16th. In light of this, the railroads have begun to reduce service effective today, Monday September 12, 2022.

Contract negotiations are ongoing, so these rail preparations and reduced services do not mean that a work stoppage is unavoidable. The “cooling off period” expires on September 16th, but negotiations continue to work toward an agreement with the final 2 rail unions.

Even if an agreement is made by Friday, September 16, we do expect some rail service disruptions and delays due to the announced service reductions by the railroads.

We will continue to monitor and update you as new developments happen.

Source: Shipco Transport

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