Canadian National Railway

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

Intermodal train
22 Aug 2014
The U.S. rail regulatory agency is asking the seven major U.S. and Canadian railroads, along with short lines, to explain how they will handle the expected surge of intermodal traffic, noting the situation has been “challenging.”
13 Aug 2014
A First Nation group has suspended its plan to stop Canadian National Railway from operating a line connecting the Port of Prince Rupert to the rest of the railroad’s network until Aug. 25.
12 Aug 2014
Despite the loss of a refrigerated rail pioneer, other operators say they are still growing and that they’re better shielded from poor rail performance than Cold Train was.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
06 Aug 2014
Canadian National Railway services connecting the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to the rest of its network are running normally even though a First Nation group told the railroad to end operations by Aug. 4.
CN train
22 Jul 2014
Despite solid revenue growth in the second quarter, Canadian National Railway says it’s facing a capacity problem, particularly at Canadian seaports, that’s forcing Canada’s largest railroad to temporarily turn away business.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Port of Prince Rupert
09 Jul 2014
Canadian National Railway will issue equipment allocations to ocean carrier customers shipping through Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert as it struggles to cope with what it called an unexpected surge in U.S.-bound cargo linked to the July 1 expiration of the U.S. West Coast longshore contract.
Canadian National Railway
30 May 2014
Canadian National Railway said its domestic and international intermodal services have returned to normal summer operating levels following a brutal winter that wracked most North American rail networks and played havoc with shippers’ supply chains.
23 Apr 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway said it is increasing its domestic intermodal volume at a pace that by the end of the year will more than offset the loss of three container line contracts.
22 Apr 2014
The Port of Tacoma is working with the two western railroads, its local provider (Tacoma Rail), cargo transloaders, Washington State exporters and trans-Pacific ocean carriers to enhance intermodal rail service from the port.
Grain train in Canada
27 Mar 2014
The Canadian government yesterday introduced legislation aimed at forcing the country’s two largest freight railroads to move grain faster...