Canadian railway turns up intermodal temperature

Montreal, Canada: Canadian National Railway (CN), which has bought over 1,000 new containers for intermodal services, says 80% of them are heated to carry “temperature-sensitive” goods year-round.

The investment “will benefit the reliability of the supply chains of our grocery, consumer goods and manufacturing customers,” CN chief marketing officer Jean-Jacques Ruest said. CN has set up a “growing business” handling temperature-sensitive goods in long-haul markets across the country, added Ruest.

CN’s intermodal service is more cost effective than truck while offering customers truck-like transit times and a lower carbon footprint, said Ruest. “CN has established a growing business transporting temperature-sensitive goods in long-haul markets across Canada. Our continued investment in infrastructure will benefit the reliability of the supply chains of our grocery, consumer goods and manufacturing customers. Together, we want to grow with them.”

Around 540 containers will be used to renew CN’s domestic container fleet, while another 520 new containers will increase CN’s overall domestic container fleet to almost 6,000 units.

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