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As part of this initiative, CN has established strategic car staging locations near producer facilities, allowing it to respond quickly to producers' spot sales requirements. One location is at Sorel-Tracy, Que., northeast of Montreal, the other at Paris, Ont., located west of Hamilton.
CN is also acquiring 200 standard gondolas and 200 open coil gondolas to expand and improve the quality of its freight car fleet serving the North American steel industry.
The new gondolas and coil cars follow CN's acquisition of almost 700 new iron ore cars this year and last for hauling pelletized iron ore in the Upper Midwest.
Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: “CN is working closely with its steel customers to develop innovative transportation solutions that make the entire supply chain more efficient.”
Yasushi Tago, president of Sumitomo Canada Ltd., said: “We are pleased to see CN's investment in end-to-end transportation solutions and the company's commitment to meeting the needs of our business. A reliable, efficient transportation system is vital to the success and growth of our business during this economic recovery.”
Ruest said: “CN's network reaches the vast majority of major Canadian and U.S. hot-rolled steel production capacity and features an extensive network of strategically located transloading facilities. We also play a critical role in the raw materials supply chain of the steel industry through our transportation of iron ore.
”CN wants to expand its steel business. With an end-to-end supply chain focus and new equipment, we aim to help our steel customers grow and capture an increasing share of their new business.”
VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise travellers that due to significant track improvement and upgrading work by the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR), the track owner, VIA's southbound train from Churchill to Winnipeg will be affected.
The 680-acre park is planned to include a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal with room for customers to co-locate with CN and custom build their facility in place.
Metrolinx today purchased from CN the lower portion of the Newmarket Subdivision in central-north Toronto for C$68 million. The transaction gives Metrolinx end-to-end ownership of the 60-mile-long Barrie-Bradford GO Train corridor between downtown Toronto and Barrie, Ont.
Canada's Transport Minister announced the appointment of Mr. Marc Laliberté, of Boucherville, Québec, as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of VIA Rail Canada Inc. for a term of four years, effective January 4, 2010.
CN announced orders for 70 new high-horsepower locomotives from GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Co. (GE), and Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD).
CN unveiled an upgraded on-line greenhouse gas-emissions (GHG) calculator that estimates total carbon emissions for shipments across multiple modes of transportation.
CN announced today that it will be a Corporate Partner of the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games.
CN marked the launch of Rail Safety Week, from April 27 to May 3, 2009, by announcing intensive efforts to prevent trespassing and railroad crossing accidents with the ultimate goal of reducing them to zero.
CN reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.
GO Transit and CN announced that the Toronto area commuter rail agency will acquire CN's Weston Subdivision for expanded GO service between Union Station and regions northwest of the city.