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International Flip/Lift Fee Adjustment

Oct 16, 2021


Effective Monday, November 15, 2021, the fee for an additional flip/lift will adjust from $50 to $100 at all NS terminals per the NS Intermodal Rules Circular update to Section 4.6.4.

As a reminder, NS intermodal service at wheeled facilities includes one lift off chassis at origin and one lift on to chassis at destination.  Any additional lifts, such as a lift from a private chassis to a pool chassis calls for a lift fee. Current lift fees can be found in Norfolk Southern Intermodal Rules Circular #2, Section 4.6.

NS strongly encourages the use of pool chassis for international containers at our wheeled facilities to maximize operational efficiency.

We encourage drivers to take advantage of our ExpressNSTM Mobile Application which streamlines gate and terminal processes for our drayage community. With ExpressNSTM, drivers can verify billing, submit pre-gate information, obtain parking and pickup locations, receive electronic interchange receipts, and submit bad order information. More information on ExpressNSTM can be found by scanning the QR code below or by visiting