Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CN introducing new Prince Rupert intermodal services

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Canadian National will offer new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Calgary (now in operation) and Edmonton, starting in June 2012. According to CN, Alberta is one of the fastest growing industrial and consumer-based economies in North America and has a fast increasing need for efficient supply chains.

To support Alberta's growing transportation requirements, CN is relocating its Calgary Intermodal Terminal to a new, larger 680-acre logistic park in Rocky View County, near the airport in Calgary. Construction is underway and the facility will open in January 2013.

Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said, "The C$200-million (US$201.7 million) new logistics park, along with new connectivity to both the Port of Prince Rupert and Vancouver, will provide Alberta fluid access to world markets for consumer goods and industrial materials, as well as two prime export routes for its forest products, plastics and agri-products. As for CN, it puts us in a lead position."

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