Monday, January 14, 2013

CP touts new Saskatchewan intermodal hub

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Canadian Pacific on Monday announced the opening of its Intermodal Facility at Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina, the provincial capital.

Located on 300 acres adjacent to CP's mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw, the new facility is designed to increase capacity and service reliability for intermodal customers with enhanced and more competitive services.

The facility is designed to process up to 250,000 container handlings per year, or five times more container handlings per year when compared with CP's former Regina terminal.

"The opening of the new intermodal terminal will contribute to CP's commitment to supporting further growth with our customers and improving supply chain efficiency in the region," said CP Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Jane O'Hagan. "This new facility, along with CP's 10 other intermodal locations, will enhance our competitive access to key North American and world market."

Canadian Pacific is one of several companies locating in the GTH, which encompasses about 1,700 acres of serviced land. O'Hagan said the hub is a positive extension of the railway's co-location strategy. "CP's co-location strategy positions key customer distribution centers adjacent to high-capacity intermodal facilities to drive superior efficiencies and service levels. The GTH will offer these same advantages to the Saskatchewan market."