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

14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
31 Jul 2017
Chicago-area draymen are charging shippers surcharges of $75 and even double that.
12 Jul 2017
The Canadian intermodal network has been bulking up as if on steroids.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
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.