CN, Indiana Rail Road to Launch Intermodal Service

CN, Indiana Rail Road to Launch Intermodal Service

Canadian National Railway and the Indiana Rail Road Co. have agreed to cooperate on intermodal service between Indianapolis and Canada’s west coast ports, giving shippers in the Indiana-area another option for trade with Asia.

The service will reduce transit times from Asia, according to Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He said the Canadian railroad’s level-of-service agreements with container terminal operators at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, would ensure a smooth flow of cargo from ship to rail.

The two railroads are also working together on a new intermodal facility at Indiana Rail Road’s existing terminal in downtown Indianapolis. Service is expected to begin in June 2013.