Prince Rupert-Calgary service in operation, Edmonton lane planned for June 2012
CALGARY, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert, B.C., and Calgary (now in operation) and Edmonton, starting in June 2012. Alberta is one of the fastest growing industrial and consumer based economies in North America and has a fast increasing need for efficient supply chains.
To support Alberta's growing transportation requirements, CN is relocating its Calgary Intermodal Terminal to a new, larger 680-acre logistic park in Rocky View County, near the airport in Calgary. Construction is underway and the facility will open in January 2013.
Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "The C$200-million new logistics park, along with new connectivity to both the Port of Prince Rupert and Vancouver, will provide Alberta fluid access to world markets for consumer goods and industrial materials, as well as two prime export routes for its forest products, plastics and agri-products. As for CN, it puts us in a lead position."
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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Image with caption: "Calgary Logistics Park (CNW Group/CN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120313_C3631_PHOTO_EN_11021.jpg
Image with caption: "Containers being unloaded at the Port of Prince Rupert, in British Columbia. Credit: Port of Prince Rupert Port Authority. (CNW Group/CN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120313_C3631_PHOTO_EN_11023.jpg