COMPETITION WATCH: CN offers new intermodal service between Eastern Qubec, Ontario, Western Canada

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MONTRAL, Que. — CN is now offering a new intermodal service between the Eastern Qubec region, Toronto and Western Canada.

The new service will appeal to forest products producers and manufacturers seeking cost-effective transportation to key markets in Ontario and Western Canada, officials said.

“We believe there is strong interest in this intermodal option in the Qubec City area and beyond, including Jonquire, Chicoutimi, Montmagny, La Pocatire and Rivire-du-Loup,” said Stan Jablonski, CN senior vice-president of sales. “We have the capacity to accommodate new traffic volumes between these centres, Toronto and the West.”

The new CN product will appeal to shippers of heavy products who can load 60,000 lbs. in a 40-ft. container, which has the equivalent capacity of a 53-ft. truck trailer.

“The service will reduce wear and tear on long-distance truck fleets and extend the environmental benefits of rail to a new group of shippers,” Jablonski said. “Moving freight by rail for the long haul and truck for the short haul is the most environmentally responsible, efficient and economical transportation choice for shippers.”

CN will offer Qubec City shippers daily service to Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

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