“CN remains focused on growth and is already in recovery mode as our employees return to their normal shifts,” J.J. Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN, said in a news release. “Overriding emphasis will be placed on safety as we implement a disciplined and progressive ramp up to avoid congestion that can overwhelm parts of the supply chain that are the most vulnerable.”
The strike caused CN’s network to run at approximately 10 percent of capacity. Every strike day can cause several days of backlog, requiring time for the network to be fully current once it has returned to pre-strike operation levels.
In the coming days, CN will continue to initiate its recovery plan and will stay in close direct contact with customers of the railroad to collect feedback on progress.