CN announced the start of operation of its new import/export container train services between the Port of Prince Rupert and Calgary. The Edmonton lane is scheduled to start in June 2012.
CN is relocating its Calgary Intermodal Terminal to a new, larger 680-acre logistic park in Rocky View County, near the airport in Calgary. Construction is underway and the facility will open in January 2013.
Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, commented that the $200-million new logistics park, along with new connectivity to both the Port of Prince Rupert and Vancouver, will provide Alberta with simplified access to world markets for consumer goods and industrial materials, as well as two prime export routes for its forest products, plastics and agri-products.