CN will explore opportunities to expedite the shipment by rail of other commodities moving over the Port of Quebec, including metals and minerals concentrates.
Marc Dulude, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Port of Quebec operation of International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT), said: "IMTT believes the collaborative work among stakeholders will make the Port of Quebec an increasingly competitive option for shipments destined to North America, including energy products, and drive new efficiencies in the supply chain. Toronto is now only hours away from Quebec City, and this significant performance improvement will benefit other markets near Toronto and further west."
Air Canada jet fuel arrives by vessel at IMTT's Port of Quebec terminal and moves via CN's freight network to a fuel terminal near Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
Jeff Liepelt, CN senior vice-president, Eastern Region, said: "CN is focused on developing innovative solutions that help our customers and partners compete more effectively in their end markets. Improved transit times from the Port of Quebec to the North American interior will help the port accommodate more merchandise and bulk commodity traffic with greater efficiency."