Accessorial Services

In addition to the charges in the rules publications, additional charges may apply to a given shipment. These charges are called accessorial charges. Examples of accessorial charges include switching and terminal fees, demurrage and storage fees.

CPKC fees for accessorial or supplemental service events will be assessed per the applicable tariff governing the legacy location where the event occurs [i.e. CP tariffs will be applied at legacy CP locations, KCS tariffs will be applied at legacy KCS locations and KCSM tariffs will be applied at legacy KCSM locations]. When supplemental service events take place at the Knoche Joint Agency Yard in Kansas City, the applicable tariff will be the one that coincides with the CPKC origin [track, industry, terminal or interchange] for that shipment. Additionally, each shipment is subject to applicable tariff rules and regulations [CP, KCS or KCSM] based on CPKC origin.

Here are some resources you can use to learn more about items subject to accessorial services:

Accessorial Service Tariff Changes Effective August 1, 2023

Switching and Terminal Service




Empty Rail Cars