CN to offer new intermodal rail service between Moncton and Halifax

Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced on May 22, 2020 that, in collaboration with the Halifax Port Authority, stakeholders, ocean carriers, and customers, it will now offer integrated solutions through its Moncton yard aimed at reducing short-haul trucking in Halifax.

JJ Ruest, president, and chief executive officer at CN, said: “This intermodal service will play a key role in overall integrated solutions supporting growth in the Atlantic region. We believe this initiative will benefit all of our partners and customers.”

“The CN Intermodal Ramp in Moncton continues to have a positive impact on truck traffic as containers are loaded and unloaded onto rail at that point as opposed to being trucked to and from Halifax,” explained Captain Allan Gray, president and Chief executive officer, Halifax Port Authority. “Expanding the existing CN Intermodal Ramp in Moncton is showing positive results during this initial development phase, and we will continue working with the company as well as terminal operators and ocean carriers to find new ways of developing a more sustainable supply chain.”

CN transports around CAD250bn (around €164.5bn) worth of goods annually for a range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route miles spanning Canada and mid-America.

Source: Canadian National Railway

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