September 12, 2022
|STG Logistics is closely monitoring the rail situation. September 16th is the date on which the Railway Labor Act runs its course. On or after that date labor could decide to strike or carriers may lockout, but that is not predetermined. To date, neither side has made any decision.
Due to ongoing discussions around a potential labor strike and/or carrier lockout, Norfolk Southern has announced today (September 12th) published plans for a controlled shutdown of their network. We have reached out to all other rail providers and have confirmation from the UP, CSX and KCS that they have no plans to restrict intermodal traffic at this time, but all recognized the situation is fluid and will keep us informed as the situation progresses. One has indicated they will be sending a notification out today to restrict hazmat materials and will likely announce bulk shipment restrictions Tuesday and Intermodal restrictions Wednesday if no agreement is reached.
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