POMR/CN/CP: Port of Montreal Container Expansion Gets Ph. 1 Funding

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POMR/CN/CP: Port of Montreal Container Expansion Gets Ph. 1 Funding

18.Jan.2021, MONTREAL, QC – The Government of Quebec announced CAN$55 million in financial assistance to the Montreal Port Authority towards its intermodal expansion project in Contrecoeur. The funds will cover half of the Phase I development of the new Contrecoeur container terminal, including site preparation and earthworks to build a visual and sound barrier, estimated […]

ArcelorMittal Celebrated 60th Anniversary of Mont-Wright Rail Service

ArcelorMittal Celebrated 60th Anniversary of Mont-Wright Rail Service

10.December, Port Cartier QC – ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of its railway linking the Mont-Wright mine to its facilities in Port-Cartier. The railway’s inauguration 1960 represented an essential access route for the development of Northern Québec. Today, it remains essential to the economic vitality of Québec’s North Shore region. Sixty years after […]

VIA Rail Launches Maintenance Modernization Procurement Process for Montréal, Toronto

VIA Rail Launches Maintenance Modernization Procurement Process for Montréal, Toronto

VIA Rail Canada has announced that it has launched on 30 November, the second phase of its procurement process to modernize its maintenance centers in and Toronto in preparation for the arrival of its new Québec City-Windsor corridor fleet. Following the Request for qualifications, launched in January 2020, five companies have been selected to participate […]

CP, NBSR Align Operations to Provide Coordinated SJ-Montreal Service

CP, NBSR Align Operations to Provide Coordinated SJ-Montreal Service

Canadian Pacific and New Brunswick Southern Railroad are coordinating train departures and planned ‘schedules’ to increase fluidity and improve timing between Saint John, NB and Montreal, QC.  In addition to the service changes, CP has now officially added Saint John as a customer station point.  This move indicates that CP has, at minimum, secured haulage […]

CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

AUTOMATED, RAIL-ORIENTED QUEBEC CITY TERMINAL WILL SIPHON 1.6 MILLION TEU FROM PANYNJ, MONTREAL, NORFOLK, HALIFAX.

CN: Laurentia to Shake Up East Coast Container Patterns

According to the highly-detailed May.2020 report, Laurentia project: An Analysis of Economic Issues, the proposed container terminal within the Port of Quebec  will draw its projected 1.6 million TEU throughput objective primarily from U.S. East Coast ports, with only relatively small negative effect on Montreal and Halifax. It will also substantially increase rail intermodal traffic […]

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

CP Aims for 2023 Saint John 800,000 TEU Capacity Terminal

Calgary, AB – 21.October –It has been no secret that Canadian Pacific has sights set on the two new east coast ports it gained through the Central Maine & Quebec Railway acquisition.  While Searsport has been mentioned for the bulk and liquid terminal capacity, CP President and CEO, Keith Creel, expanded upon his goal for […]

CP Inks Multi-Year A.P. Moller-Maersk Deal

CALGARY, AB – 19.October  – Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal. The agreement is further to a September 15 announcement regarding the construction of a new, world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver to expand CP’s and Maersk Canada’s supply chain options […]

Orford Express Ceases Operations in Quebec

Orford Express Ceases Operations in Quebec

  Magog, Quebec – 8.October – The PAL + management team has made the decision to cease operations of the Orford Express tourist train. The train had been inactive for the past few months due to COVID-19. This decision is the result of several factors including the growth and development of the group’s other businesses. […]

AMMC Enters Agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

ArcelorMittal announced this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. pursuant to which Cleveland-Cliffs will acquire 100% of the shares of ArcelorMittal USA for a combination of cash and stock. Under the terms of the agreement, ArcelorMittal expects to receive an aggregate equity value consideration of $1.4 billion upon closing […]

CP: Officially Launches MTL-SJ Dedicated Intermodal Train

After Trial-by-Fire Initiation to Serve Montreal Strike-Diverted Ships at Port Saint John, CP Inaugurates Single-Train Through Service.

CP: Officially Launches MTL-SJ Dedicated Intermodal Train

20.August, Montreal QC – Months earlier than planned when CP acquired the CMQ, trains CP #250 and CP #251 will each run daily between Montreal and Brownville Jct. EMRY/NBSR will pull the train between BVJ and Saint John container Port. Canadian Pacific’s CMQ integration plan caught a wave when several container ships were diverted from Montreal to […]