CN exclusive rail provider for COSCO Shipping in Canada

The Canadian national railway company CN has been appointed the exclusive rail provider for COSCO Shipping’s discharge at the Ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Montreal, and Halifax to all destinations within its network. “By choosing CN to service all inland destinations on the network, COSCO will be well positioned to benefit from a unique tri-coastal access”, said Keith Reardon, senior vice-president of consumer product supply chain.

Canadian National Railway Company (CN), along with its operating railway subsidiaries, serves the cities and ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. The partnership with COSCO Shipping is an important deal in order to secure its position as the dominant intermodal rail provider in Canada.

Intermodal network

“We are proud that CN’s excellence in supply chain logistics and focus on growth has earned the continued trust of COSCO shipping’s business,” added Reardon. “This is yet another strategic contract signed recently. This new exclusive Canadian partnership further reinforces our relationship and our commitment to providing the best intermodal rail service.”

CN transports more than 250 billion Canadian dollars worth of goods per year for a wide range of business sectors; from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods. It network consists of approximately 20,000 route miles of railway spanning Canada and mid-America.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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