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Union Pacific will restart shipments from West Coast to Chicago progressively

The US railroad operator Union Pacific (UP) will resume its activities from the US West Coast to Chicago gradually, after the rail shipments suspension started on 18 July.

"We will resume activity in a staggered approach," a company's representative told Container News.

The suspension, which includes containers from the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland in California and the Port of Tacoma in Washington, was expected to last around a week.

"Union Pacific worked proactively to help ease congestion in the international intermodal supply chain, despite the impact to our own service metrics," said UP spokesperson, who explained, "We temporarily paused West Coast port shipments moving east to address congestion at inland terminals, most notably in Chicago, where shippers are struggling to take boxes from our ramps."

Antonis Karamalegkos
Managing Editor

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