CN announces new intermodal service
Canadian National Railway Co. announced a new intermodal service between the Eastern Quebec region, Toronto and Western Canada.
The company said it expects the service will appeal to forest products producers and manufacturers seeking cost-effective transportation to key markets in Ontario and Western Canada.
Stan Jablonski, CN senior vice-president, sales, said: 'We believe there is strong interest in this intermodal option in the Quebec City area and beyond, including Jonquiere, Chicoutimi, Montmagny, La Pocatiere and Riviere-du-Loup. We have the capacity to accommodate new traffic volumes between these centers, Toronto and the west.'
The new product would appeal to shippers of heavy products who can load 60,000 pounds in a 40-foot container, which has the equivalent capacity of a 53-foot truck trailer, CN said.
'The service will reduce wear and tear on long-distance truck fleets and extend the environmental benefits of rail to a new group of shippers,' Jablonski said. 'Moving freight by rail for the long haul and truck for the short haul is the most environmentally responsible, efficient and economical transportation choice for shippers.'
CN will offer Quebec City shippers daily service to Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.