Quebec-to-Toronto transit time cut
The Port of Quebec and Canadian National Railway said transit time between the port and Toronto will be reduced from 53 to 38 hours.
The port said the change is the result of the port and terminal operator International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) “agreeing to more consistent release times for shipments and CN adjusting schedules to expedite the movement of traffic over its network between Quebec City and Toronto.”
The changes “will make the Port of Quebec an increasingly competitive option for shipments destined to North America, including energy products, and drive new efficiencies in the supply chain,” said Marc Dulude, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Port of Quebec IMTT operation. “Toronto is now only hours away from Quebec City, and this significant performance improvement will benefit other markets near Toronto and further west.”
Air Canada jet fuel arrives by vessel at IMTT’s Port of Quebec terminal and moves via CN’s freight network to a fuel terminal near Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
CN said it would explore opportunities to expedite the shipment by rail of other commodities moving over the Port of Quebec, including metals and minerals concentrates.