Mexico rail embargo dropped
Kansas City Southern said Monday it was dropping embargoes it had imposed earlier this month after Hurricane Alex had damaged parts of its Mexico railroad.
KCS said it had completed repairs to the Anahuac Bridge in Mexico and reopened service to the Nuevo Laredo gateway over the weekend.
After running about 29 northbound and southbound trains across the Anahuac Bridge without incident, the railroad lifted all service embargoes Monday evening.
“Customers should use normal billing procedures to re-establish supply chain fluidity. Bills held within the system due to embargoes do not need to be rebilled. These bills will be released from holding status and triggered to move within the network this evening,” the railroad said. “Force majeure will remain in place as we continue to restore network fluidity. The backlog of cross border traffic is estimated to be moved by the end of the week.”