TORONTO — CN announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal (BIT) and to ensure a high level of service for intermodal customers across its system.
BIT, located in the prime logistics area of Greater Toronto, is Canada’s largest rail intermodal terminal and a key component in CN’s distribution network — almost 60 per cent of the railway’s system-wide intermodal business touches the terminal. CN’s rail intermodal traffic consists primarily of containerized cargoes moving in cooperation with other transportation modes.
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: “Intermodal is one of CN’s fastest-growing business segments. We are investing in new track, equipment and other infrastructure improvements at BIT to take our intermodal service offering to the next level in efficiently distributing growing overseas container traffic reaching our network over Canadian ports as well as rising domestic intermodal shipments across Canada. These investments will increase supply chain efficiencies for our customers and help them grow their businesses.
“CN Intermodal is an increasingly attractive transportation solution as fuel prices rise and freight customers put greater emphasis on sustainable options. We offer the marketplace competitive rail transit times and reliable drayage services in an environmentally friendly package.”