CPR, CN agree routing protocol
Canadian Pacific Railroad and Canadian National Railway Co. have reached agreement on a routing protocol to speed their exchange of interline freight traffic at key North American gateways.
CN said the routing protocol will result in a number of changes, including:
' Fourteen gateways, principally Montreal (St-Luc), Milwaukee, and Winnipeg (Paddington), will experience an increase in volume of interline traffic.
' Fifteen gateways, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Superior, Wis., Calgary and several southern Ontario locations, will see less volumes of interline traffic.
“This routing protocol will deliver faster, more dependable service to our customers while generating better utilization of railway assets,” said E. Hunter Harrison, CN’s president and chief executive officer. “These gains will build on significant service and efficiency improvements generated by CN and CP in recent years through a series of asset-sharing agreements. We are working together smarter for our customers, yet remain determined competitors in the marketplace.”