BRC 6004 D

(Cancels BRC 6004C)

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Freight Tariff BRC 6004D

(Cancels and replaces BRC 6004C)

Naming Rules and CHARGES Governing

Demurrage And Storage at Locations on

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Demurrage and Storage Tariff

Governed, except as otherwise provided herein, Uniform Freight Classification (UFC) as provided in Item 5

This Tariff is also applicable on intrastate traffic

Issued: December 31, 2011 Effective: January 1, 2012

Issued By:
Mike Martinez
Director Agency and Customer Service

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
6900 South Central Ave.

Bedford Park, Il 60638

Method of Adding, Changing or Deleting Items in this Tariff

Changes to this tariff will be made by issuing supplements. These supplements will show the action taken on each item, namely:

There will be only one supplement to this tariff in effect at any time. Any item contained in a prior supplement will be brought forward to subsequent supplements.

Table of Contents

GENeral Rules and Regulations 2

Description of Governing Classification 2

Application of increases 2

Reference to Tariffs, Items, Notes and Rules 2

Consecutive Numbers 2

National Service Order Tariff 2

Payment and Credit Terms 2

Section 1 Demurrage 3

Definition of Terms 3

Exceptions to Demurrage Charges 4

Notification to Consignor or Consignee 4

Demurrage Plan and Prices 6

Section 3 – Explanation of Abbreviations and Reference Marks 8

GENeral Rules and Regulations




Description of Governing Classification

This tariff is governed, except as otherwise provided herein, by Uniform Freight Classification UFC 6000 series, issued by the National Railroad Freight Committee, Agent, supplements thereto or reissues thereof.


Application of increases

Rates and charges in this tariff are subject to increase upon thirty (30) days notice.


Reference to Tariffs, Items, Notes and Rules

Where reference is made in this tariff to tariffs, items, notes or rules, such references are continuous and include supplements to and successive issues of such tariffs and reissues of items, notes or rules


Consecutive Numbers

Where consecutive numbers are represented in this tariff by the first and last numbers connected by the word “to” or a hyphen, they will be understood to include both the numbers shown.


National Service Order Tariff

This tariff is subject to the provisions of the various Surface Transportation Board Service Orders and General Permits as shown in National Service Order Tariff STB NSO 6100 series.


Payment and Credit Terms

All charges under this tariff must be prepaid, unless a satisfactory line of credit is established with BRC. Charges for services rendered under terms of this tariff will accrue against the industry located on the BRC, unless other arrangements have been made with BRC prior to performance of service.

All payments for amounts due must be mailed or electronically transferred with in fifteen (15) days from the date the invoice is received.



An additional credit will be allowed for the following Holidays when a specific car has not had a chargeable day prior to said Holiday. If, however, the car has already been charged for a day, all Holidays will also be chargeable.

The following BRC Holidays will apply for additional free time: New Years Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Section 1 Demurrage




Definition of Terms

Actual Placement – When a car is placed in an accessible position for loading or unloading, or at a point designated by the consignor or consignee.

Consignee – The party to whom a shipment is consigned or the party entitled to receive the shipment.

Consignor – The party in whose name cars are ordered or the party who furnished forwarding directions.

Constructive Placement – When a car cannot be actually placed because of any condition attributable to the consignor or consignee, including order notify and in-bond shipments, such car will be held on BRC tracks awaiting disposition instructions. Such cars, which have been placed by BRC on private or other than public delivery tracks, including lead tracks serving the consignor or consignee will be considered to have been constructively placed.

Credit – Non-chargeable demurrage day. Credits can only be earned on those cars released.

Demurrage Day– A twenty-four (24) hour period, or part thereof, commencing 0001 hours after tender (calendar day), except that demurrage cannot commence on a Saturday, Sunday or a railroad holiday, as defined in Item 100. Demurrage will begin at 0001 the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a railroad holiday.

Disposition - That information, including forwarding instructions or empty release, which allows the railroad to either tender or release the car from the consignor’s or consignee’s account.

Empty Release Information – Advice by consignor or consignee faxed or transferred electronically to authorized personnel of BRC that car is unloaded and available to BRC. Information given must include identity of consignee, party furnishing data, car initial and number and all required commodity information in the case of hazardous commodities. Date and Time stamp from fax or electronic transmission will be used in demurrage calculations.

Forwarding Instructions– A bill of lading or other suitable order given to the BRC at the point of loading, containing all of the necessary information to transport the shipment to the final destination.

Lease Track – Any trackage assigned to a user through written agreement. Lease track will be treated the same as private track under this tariff.

Loading – The complete or partial loading of a car or cars in conformity with loading and clearance rules and the furnishing of forwarding instructions.

Notification – When required, notification will be furnished verbally or in writing to all parties entitled to receive notification that the car(s) are available for loading, unloading or otherwise impacted by demurrage or storage provisions.

Other Than Public Delivery Track – Any trackage assigned for individual use, including privately owned or leased tracks.

Partial Unloading – The partial unloading of a car(s), subject to inspection by railroad, and furnishing of the proper forwarding or handling instructions

Private Cars – A car bearing other than railroad reporting marks and which is not a railroad-controlled car.

Private Track – Tracks not owned or leased by the railroad

Public Delivery Track – Any accessible track designated by the railroad as open to the general public for loading and unloading.

Railroad Controlled Car – A car bearing railroad reporting marks and which is controlled or leased by the railroad.


e-consignment – An order from the consignor to bill a car to other than the original consignee. For more information see BRC 9128 S Series.

Reloading – When a car(s) is held for loading after being released as an empty.

Shipper Assigned Car – Specific empty car assigned to a particular shipper for their exclusive use.

Stopped In Transit – When a car(s) is held en route due to any condition attributable to the consignor, or consignee, or owner.

Tender - When BRC gives notification that a car is available for unloading or loading by either actual or constructive placement to consignor or consignee.

Time – Central Time is applicable for all locations on the BRC. Time is expressed on the basis of a the 24 hour clock (Example: 12:01 AM is expressed as 0001 hours)

Unloading – The complete unloading of a car(s) and the empty release information from the consignee that the car(s) are empty and available to the railroad.


Exceptions to Demurrage Charges

All Railroad and Privately owned cars held for or by consignors or consignees are subject to demurrage rules and charges contained in this section, EXCEPT the following:

  1. Cars for loading or unloading of BRC company material while held on BRC tracks or private sidings connecting therewith.

  2. Cars of refused or unclaimed freight to be sold by BRC for the time held beyond legal requirements.

  3. Cars of railroad ownership, leased for storage of commodities, while held on lessee’s tracks.

  4. Loaded or empty private cars held on private or leased storage tracks.

  5. Cars specially equipped for handling welded railroad rail held for loading such rail.

  6. Empty cars ordered and rejected as unsuitable for loading within forty eight (48) hours of actual placement.

  7. Cars covered by storage or hold charges as described in Section 2 of this tariff.

  8. Cars assigned to shippers returned empty to point of assignment, to the extent storage rules apply.

  9. Cars for which other arrangements have been made through the railroad General Managers’ Office.




Notification to Consignor or Consignee

The following notifications will be furnished as indicated:

Cars for Private Tracks:

  1. Notice of constructive placement if cars are held on BRC tracks due to reasons attributable to the consignor or consignee.

  2. Delivery of car upon private tracks will constitute notice.

  3. When two or more parties, each performing their own switching, take delivery of cars from the same track, notice will be given when cars are placed on the that track.

Cars for Public Delivery Track:

Notice will be given to the party entitled to receive notification when car is actually placed.

Cars Stopped in Transit:

Notice will be given to consignor, consignee, or owner responsible for the car being stopped upon arrival of the car at the point of stoppage. . For more information see BRC 9128 S Series.

Refused Loaded Car:

When a loaded car is refused at destination, BRC will give notice of such refusal to the consignor or owner.


Notification may be given in writing or electronically, and will contain the following:

Car initials and number, if lading transferred en route, the initials and number of the original car, commodity, time and date.




Loading is the complete loading of a car in conformity with BRC loading and clearance rules, and the furnishing of Forwarding Instructions. Unloading is the complete unloading of a car, including removal of dunnage, closure of doors, and notification to BRC car is empty and available for pull.


The notification, constructive or actual placement of an empty car (s) placed on orders of the consignor, or a loaded car(s) placed on order of the consignee.


  1. Date and Time Forwarding or availability for Pull are received by BRC

  2. Cars placed on tracks of a consignor or consignee doing its own switching must be returned to the interchange tracks to be considered released.

  3. Cars found improperly loaded or overloaded at origin will not be considered released until load has been adjusted properly.

  4. Cars held for official grading or inspection at origin will not be considered released until such time as grading and inspection is complete.

  5. When the same car is unloaded and then reloaded, empty release information must be furnished. If not furnished, demurrage will run continuously until forwarding instructions are complete.


  1. BRC must be given complete Forwarding or release information by fax or electronically before a car will be considered to be released. Notification must include car initial and number, date, time, company name and person providing notification.

  2. When Forwarding or release information are sent via fax or electronically, recorded date and time that instructions are received will govern.

  3. If, after receipt of Notification or release information, BRC determines after arriving at industry’s facility that car can not be moved, BRC will assess a charge of $250.00 and demurrage charges will continue until actual release.


  1. Time will be computed from the first 0001 after Tender, until release.

  2. On cars for reloading, Demurrage time for UNLOADING cycle will terminate and demurrage time for the (RE) LOADING cycle will be computed from the first 0001 hours after notification received by BRC that the car is empty. Demurrage time for LOADING will continue until the car is released to the BRC loaded. Car will NOT be considered released until complete Forwarding Instructions are received by BRC and all car doors and hatches closed for movement.


One (1) credit will be earned for cars released loaded or empty within the first Free Day

500 +

Demurrage Plan and Prices

  1. Demurrage is assessed after the expiration of the second 24 hour period following the first 0001 hours after tender; the following charges per car per day will be made until the car is released. A. $42.00 for each of the first four chargeable days B. $84.00 for each of the subsequent days

  2. Settlement of charges will be made on a monthly basis on all cars released during each calendar month.

  3. Unless otherwise advised, in writing, that another party is willing to accept responsibility for demurrage, consignor at origin or consignee at destination will be responsible for the payment of demurrage charges.

  4. One (1) Credit will be allowed for each car released from loading.

  5. Saturdays, Sundays and BRC holidays listed in Item 100 are free time except when following a chargeable demurrage day.

  6. Excess credits earned in one calendar month may not be used to offset demurrage days in another calendar month.

  7. Credits earned and demurrage days accrued by industries having facilities at separate stations cannot be combined.

  8. Credits earned for complete loading may only be used to offset demurrage days accrued for complete loading and credits earned for complete unloading may only be used to offset demurrage days accrued for complete unloading.

  9. If total credits exceed total demurrage days no charges will apply.

Section 2 Storage



The BRC will store cars when advance arrangements have been made through the General Managers of Transportation office.

Section 3 – Explanation of Abbreviations and Reference Marks


AAR Association of American Railroads

BRC Belt Railway of Chicago

BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

CFR Code of Federal Regulation

CIND Central Railroad of Indiana

CN Canadian National

CP Canadian Pacific Rail System

CRL Chicago Rail Link

CSS Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad

CSXT CSX Transportation

GRW Gary Rail Works

IL Illinois

IN Indiana

IHB Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company

MJ Manufacturers' Junction Railway Company

NS Norfolk Southern Corporation

NSO National Service Order, Western Trunk Line Committee, Agent

OPSL Official List of Open and Prepay Stations, Station List Publishing Company, Agent

RER The Official Railway Equipment Register, R.E.R. Publishing Company, Agent

RPS Railroad Publication Services, Agent

SCIH South Chicago & Indiana Harbor RR

STB Surface Transportation Board

STCC Standard Transportation Commodity Code

UP Union Pacific Railroad

UFC Uniform Freight Classification, Uniform Freight Classification Committee, Agent

WSOR Wisconsin Southern Railroad Company