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 […]

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

CP, Hapag-Lloyd and DP World Look to Make Port of Saint John the Prince Rupert of the East

CP: Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship Kicks off Saint John Service

22.February, Saint John NB – The 4,115 TEU Hapag-Lloyd GLASGOW EXPRESS, due in to Saint John on 25.February, will inaugurate a new container service partnership between H-L, Canadian Pacific Railways (CP), and DP World Saint John (DPW-SJ). GLASGOW EXPRESS has been on a cycle visiting regular ports (Italy, Spain, and Morocco), and the Saint John […]

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

BUSTLING NON-WOOD TRAFFIC FORCES IRVING LINES TO ADD A BVJ-SJ TRAIN PAIR

NBSR: Adds Trains for Non-wood Traffic Growth

14.February, Saint John NB – New Brunswick Southern Railway and affiliates EMR and MNR will implement additional service between Brownville Jct. ME (BVJ) and Saint John NB (SJ), to keep wood-product traffic fluid in response to growth in other cargoes. Beginning on 15.February, an additional train pair will serve the route for three days each week, […]

MAERSK: Montreal Dry Rail Cargo Switch

MAERSK: Montreal Dry Rail Cargo Switch

15.February, Montreal QC – Maersk has officially announced their switch from CN to CP for dry rail cargo in and out of Montreal, effective 01.March.2021. Maersk said that with higher volumes continuing to move throughout the network, the container company will be diversifying rail service providers in and out of Montreal. Beginning on 01.March, dry […]

CP: TCRC Tentatively Agrees to Three-year Deal

CP: TCRC Tentatively Agrees to Three-year Deal

01.February, Calgary AB – Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have announced a tentative three-year agreement that will keep train movements fluid on the CP. The TCRC-RCTC represents approximately 300 rail traffic controllers in Canada and dispatches several lines across the border, including the former CMQ Canada line […]

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

LONG UNDERSERVED, MANY RAIL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST IN MAINE'S FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Analysis: Rail Opportunities Still Abound in Maine Forests

Maine forest product mills produce +/-90,000 truckloads of forest products each year, about 2/3 of which is paper and pulp, and the remainder processed wood (lumber, chips). Nearly all of that output is shipped out of the state. Truck is by far the dominant transportation mod for both finished export and internal movement of feedstocks and […]

CP Creates Customer Log Jam by Scrapping Former BAR Cars

CP Creates Customer Log Jam by Scrapping Former BAR Cars

Log Jam for Largest Lumber Customer Pleasant River Lumber Company has been left with a literal log jam following a hasty move by Canadian Pacific Railway to remove from service and scrap nearly 200 ex-Bangor & Aroostook pulpwood/log cars. When CP took over the Central Maine & Quebec in June, the mechanical department inspected the […]

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 […]

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 […]