February 04, 2019
On January 14, 2019, the main line on the Caltzontzin and Acambaro Districts became blocked due to civil protests occurring on or near the Kansas City Southern de Mexico’s (KCSM) track, impeding our ability to continue without risk to the protestors. This mainline interruption impacted service to and from both the Port of Lazaro Cardenas and Toluca, resulting in KCSM issuing a force majeure and document limitations (embargos).
We are pleased to report that the Acambaro District, which was previously blocked, has been cleared by the protestors and has passed inspection by our transportation team. Service to and from the Toluca area has resumed and we are now able to lift the embargo and the force majeure for the Acambaro District. We remain cautiously optimistic that the mainline will remain clear, but, in matters of civil protests, risk remains as they are not in our control. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will communicate should the status change.
Unfortunately, the Caltzontzin district / access to Lazaro Cardenas remains blocked, and service to this area still is under an embargo and force majeure. We anxiously await the protestors to clear that part of the network. We are poised and ready to inspect the tracks once cleared to resume traffic to/from the Lazaro Cardenas area. As soon as we have the all clear to resume service, we will notify you. Until this time, please note that we are still in stand-by mode. It is our understanding there is a meeting today between the protestors and both the state and federal government with the purpose of attempting to resolve the protestors’ concerns.
Please do not hesitate to contact our KCSR Customer Solutions or KCSM Customer Solutions team with any questions you may have.
As always, we thank you for your understanding and patience.