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

29 May 2017
North American intermodal shippers using Canadian National Railway’s Canadian network are preparing for potential delays.
28 Mar 2017
Regional shippers can pay considerably less than having their goods trucked to the rail hub of Chicago.
28 Mar 2017
Climate change will mean shifting sourcing patterns, which will be a big challenge facing the cold supply chain, says Girish Nair, CN's director of multimodal innovation. 
CN Keith Reardson at TPM 2017
28 Mar 2017
CN reinvests approximately 20 percent of its revenue back in to its physical infrastructure, Vice President of Intermodal Keith Reardon said at TPM 2017. 
25 Oct 2016
Executives at the Montreal-based railway said they are dedicated to keeping pricing above inflation, even as the marketplace becomes more competitive on the roads and rails as demand slips and capacity rises.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is studying the feasibility of a new terminal that would handle breakbulk and bulk cargoes.
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.