CALGARY, Alta — Canadian Pacific Railway has joined the North American Container System (NACS), a doublestack network encompassing almost every major U.S. market.
The NACS, created in February 1996, is designed to facilitate the free interchange of 48- and 53-foot containers between member railroads without restrictions.
Other participants in NACS include, Canadian National Railway Company Burlington Northern and Santa Fe,CSX Intermodal, I & M Rail Link, Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Texas-Mexican Railway Company, Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana, and Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation.
CPR’s participation in NACS will provide customers shipping between Canada, U.S. and Mexico increased competitive options for traffic currently moving over the road, said John McBoyle, general manager, CPR Domestic Intermodal.
Canadian Pacific Railway provides rail and intermodal freight transportation services coast to coast over a 14,000-mile network extending from Montreal to Vancouver, and throughout the U.S. Midwest and Northeast. Commercial alliances with other carriers extend CPR’s market reach beyond its own network. Serving ports on the east coasts of Canada and the United States, and the Port of Vancouver, CPR links North America with European and Pacific Rim markets, moving large volumes of import and export goods across the continent. It is also a leading carrier in the intermodal industry, with 23 terminals across Canada and the northern United States.