SHIP BY RAIL . . .
WNYP policy is to
develop all rates on a "through" basis covering the entire route from
origin to destination. Usually this entails a brief process of
consultation among the railroads in the route with many movement covered
by pre-existing agreements. As a prospective shipper, you can ask any
one of the railroads involved to develop a through rate, although the
railroad that will originate the movement is usually a good place to
If you prefer, WNYP will take the initiative
for you. WNYP participates in the "interline settlement" system,
meaning that it knows the overall pricing and how it is allocated among
the railroads in the route. WNYP also stays up-to-date on connecting
railroads' service (ex. which routes are fastest and most reliable).
Rates for one-time movements can be quoted on
a "spot" basis with concurrence of connecting carriers. Repetitive
smaller volume movements are usually covered by a public price list or
"tariff". Increasingly, WNYP's Class I connections are publishing their
public tariffs on their web sites. Higher volume movements are usually
covered by confidential contracts.
For more information, contact Daniel Eagan,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Livonia, Avon & Lakeville
Railroad, (585) 346-2090.