Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation names CN 2011 Railroad Company of the Year

JERSEY CITY, NJ, and MONTREAL, QC, April 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation announced today that it has named CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) as its 2011 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance."

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation serves as North American General Agent for Evergreen Line. Evergreen is a global ocean carrier that serves all continents with container ships. Among its many trade routes, Evergreen Line is the major containerized shipping company serving the east coast of Asia and west coast of North America. The company operates more than 150 container ships calling on 240 ports worldwide in about 80 countries.

Roy Amalfitano, president of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation, said: "CN's consistent high level of performance, particularly in comparison to its competitors, has earned CN this recognition. Evergreen appreciates and recognizes CN's excellence in quality, service and support of our mutual customers and encourages CN to continually improve its performance."

Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "CN is honoured to have received this award from Evergreen, which recognizes our clear focus on improving the quality of our customers' supply chains. At CN we are dedicated to operational and service excellence and committed to continually raising the bar on our performance."

Evergreen Line discharges and loads containers for CN at Port Metro Vancouver. CN hauls Evergreen Line traffic between the port and the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca/en/index.htm.

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