CN has announced they have acquired over 1000 new domestic containers to ‘better serve manufacturers and distributors in domestic markets across Canada and grow the railway’s participation in the segment.’
CN say that around 80% of the containers are heated and the remaining are standard dry containers.
Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of CN, said:
“CN’s intermodal service is more cost effective than truck while offering customers truck-like transit times and a lower carbon footprint. CN has established a growing business transporting temperature-sensitive goods in long-haul markets across Canada.”
Approximately 540 containers will be used to renew CN’s domestic container fleet, while another 520 new containers will increase CN’s overall domestic container fleet to almost 6,000 units.
CN’s domestic intermodal business is focused on delivering truck-competitive, cost-effective service.
CN Intermodal offers shippers an approximate 24-hour rail advantage from central Canada to Western Canada.