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Customer Advisory: Union Pacific Temporarily Suspends Services from West Coast to Chicago

Emergency measures will be put in place starting Monday, July 19

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Union Pacific Railroad announced a halt in all international intermodal service from the West Coast into its Global IV terminal in Joliet, Illinois starting Monday, July 19th. The suspension will last for up to seven days in order to move the backlog of thousands of ocean containers to their cargo owners.

This suspension will affect the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, and Tacoma. According to, “the emergency measures are necessary to redirect efforts toward the stack of ocean containers without chassis in UP Global IV. The size of the stack has fluctuated between 1,000 and 3,000 containers since May. Containers in the Global IV stack have been stuck for more than a month in several cases.”

As always, DSV is working to find alternate solutions to keep your freight moving and we will provide updates as they become available.

Please reach out to your local DSV representative with any questions.

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