Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway is a North American Class I railroad operating the largest rail network in Canada and the only transcontinental network in North America, primarily serving Canada and the Midwestern and Southern U.S. with a rail network of 20,600 route miles of track and more than 24,000 employees. The railroad, which offers integrated transportation services in rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution, reported 2013 revenue of C$10.57 billion.

The Montreal, Canada-based railroad was created by the Federal Government of Canada in 1918, bringing together several railways that had become bankrupt and fallen into federal government hands. CN was privatized by the federal government in 1995.

Key Coverage

CN touts intermodal service improvements

CN plays catchup on grain but export concerns persist

Video from TPM: CN’s Mongeau says rail needs more resiliency

CN’s Mongeau sees match-backing as key to intermodal growth

Intermodal pays off for Canadian National Railway

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
Although international intermodal volume at Canadian National Railroad fell in the second quarter, its domestic intermodal business was up.
27 Jul 2016
The railway, Canada’s largest, said that traffic figures took a hit from weakened demand, but business was also curbed by challenges at Port Metro Vancouver.
06 Jul 2016
A joint venture will seek customers for a planned eastern version of Prince Rupert.
07 Jun 2016
Canadian National Railway announced Tuesday that chief executive officer Claude Mongeau will step down at the end of June, just months after returning to the railroad’s helm following treatment for a throat tumor.
04 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Canadian National Railway Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer J.J. Ruest got together at the 16th TPM Conference in Long Beach to talk about the railroad’s new intermodal terminal at the Port of Mobile, how it fits into the company’s overall network, and the success of its services at Prince Rupert, Canada.
26 Apr 2016
Canadian National Railway is seeing a slowdown with its intermodal business tied to the container ports it serves, an ominous sign after the railroad’s intermodal volume was flat in the first three months of the year.
26 Jan 2016
Canadian National Railway on Tuesday gave an uncertain but far rosier outlooks for 2016 than most of its North American counterparts after strong international intermodal volume gains helped propel it to a double-digit profit rise.
13 Jan 2016
Just as Class I railroads announce service has finally recovered to 2013 levels, harsh winter weather is testing their improved train speeds and dwell times.
12 Jan 2016
With weaker carload volume due to lagging industrial and energy sectors and intermodal revenue despite volume growth, CSX Transportation’s release of its fourth quarter earnings Tuesday sent a warning to the Class I industry.
08 Jan 2016
Shovels could be in the ground on Canadian National Railway’s planned $196 million intermodal and logistics hub outside of Toronto as soon as 2017. That is, if a recently submitted environmental impact statement passes muster with Canada’s Environmental Assessment Agency.
19 Nov 2015
U.S. shippers moving goods to and from the Midwest will have a so-called third-coast option to hedge against port congestion on the East and West coasts when an intermodal terminal serving Mobile opens in May, giving the port its first intermodal rail connection in roughly a decade.
28 Oct 2015
Canadian National Railway beat expectations and “a tough volume environment” in the third quarter, executives said, as profits surged on strong domestic and overseas intermodal demand.
20 Oct 2015
Canadian Pacific Railway’s domestic intermodal push seems to have lost its steam.