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Union Pacific (UP) Chicago Intermodal Service Changes

Dear Valued Customer,


As part of an effort to streamline operating strategy and provide better on time arrivals and departures, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has recently announced several changes to their Chicago intermodal complex to affect the Global 2 (Northlake), Global 3 (Rochelle) and Global 4 (Joliet) facilities.


The most significant of these changes will be the idling of Global 3 ramp which as of early July, will no longer handle containerized cargo. Additionally, Global 2 will discontinue handling of international cargo and convert to an exclusively domestic ramp while Global 4 will be the sole international hub for UP international cargo in the Chicago area.

 The current schedule of effective dates for these service changes are as follows:


July 8, 2019 - Last ramp operations for import IPI containers

July 15, 2019 - Last gate operations for export cargo

OEC Group is committed to keeping our customers informed on current market conditions and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.


Should you have any questions regarding this update, please contact your OEC Group Customer Service Representative.



Sincerely yours,


OEC Group


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