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Service Interruption Alert: Embargo at Norfolk Southern Rail Expected to Cause Delays

January 24, 2019

We have been informed that due to a container backlog, Norfolk Southern Rail, located in Austell, GA, USA, has implemented a temporary embargo on international container shipments to mitigate the impact on operations. Until further notice, all international (20’, 40’, and 45’) shipments billed to Austell thru the Memphis and Shreveport gateways and all shipments originating at the ports of Charleston or Garden City destined to Austell will be embargoed.

As a consequence, we are advising customers with import or export shipments in the Atlanta and surrounding areas to prepare for some delays as well as additional port storage, demurrage, and various other charges which may be assessed.

Your Arpin Service team is aware of all shipments that may be impacted and will make arrangements to ensure appropriate parties are kept informed of any potential service disruption.