PAR Sale: What’s New in CSX’s Third Application

CSX's 01.July Amended and Supplemented Application to acquire Pan Am Systems is ~330% bigger than the original 25.February "Minor" version, and more than twice as long as the 26.April "Significant" version.

PAR Sale: What’s New in CSX’s Third Application

02.July.2021, Washington DC — CSX’s Amended and Supplemented Application to acquire Pan Am Systems (the holding company of the various Pan Am Railways assets) is ~330% bigger than   the original 25.February “Minor” version, and more than twice as long as the 26.April “Significant” version that were rejected by the STB (Decisions 2, 3). So, […]

CP: Lac–Mégantic By-Pass Completion Set for 2023

CP: Lac–Mégantic By-Pass Completion Set for 2023

11.May – LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC – Today, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Soraya Martinez Ferrara, announced that the Government of Canada intends to complete the rail bypass project around downtown Lac–Mégantic in 2023. A press release indicates that a number of milestones have been […]

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

POM: Longshoremen Issue 72-Hour Notice of Indefinite Strike

23.April – MONTREAL QC – The Port of Montreal Longshoremen have given a 72-hour notice for an indefinite strike beginning on Monday, 26.April to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local (CUPE) 375, which represents over 1,100 longshoremen at Montreal’s port, said the full strike came as a response to […]

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

FEDERAL AGENCY CODIFIES AD HOC MINISTERIAL ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO LAC MEGANTIC DISASTER AND ANTICIPATED CRUDE-BY-RAIL SURGE

Transport Canada Revises Rules for Key Train Handling

23.February, Ottawa ON – Transport Canada approved changes to the Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, as a measure to ensure the reliable transportation of dangerous goods by rail in colder weather, and the protection of both railway workers and those living near Canada’s rail corridors. These changes make permanent Ministerial Orders that were […]

PortMTL/CN/CP: Contrecoeur Terminal Gets Phase 1 Funding

PLANNED CONTRECOEUR TERMINAL GETS CAN$55 MILLION KICKOFF FUNDING FROM PROVINCE. OTHER FUNDING COMING IN.

PortMTL/CN/CP: Contrecoeur Terminal Gets Phase 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 Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur district. 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 […]

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 […]

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