Willmar Municipal Utilities incurring more charges this year for detaining BNSF cars
WILLMAR — Several factors are combining this year to increase demurrage charges paid by Willmar Municipal Utilities to BNSF Railway.
Demurrage, a 17th century term, is defined as a charge for detaining a ship, freight car or truck.
Willmar Utilities pays BNSF demurrage if rail cars delivering coal to the downtown power plant are not unloaded fast enough and returned to service.
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