Embargoes are a method of controlling traffic movements when, in the judgment of the serving railroad, accumulations, threatened congestion or other interference with operation warrant temporary restrictions against such movements. For more details, visit AAR Embargoes Online.
Shipping to Embargoed Locations Accepting Permits
If you have a shipment moving to an embargoed location that is accepting permits, you are required to:
- Obtain a permit number to authorize the shipment to the embargoed location.
- Provide a valid permit number and embargo number on shipping instructions (bill of lading).
New Policy Effective March 6, 2007: If you submit shipping instructions for a shipment moving to an embargoed location, but don't include valid embargo and permit numbers, the shipping instructions will not be accepted.