Tuesday, April 03, 2012

CN, CSX offer rail interchange at Chicago

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor
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Canadian National has announced a new rail interchange service with CSX Transportation (CSX) over the Chicago gateway. Prior to this agreement, CN and CSX exchanged containers in Chicago only by truck.

CN said the new service gives a boost to imports moving over CN from the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C.

"Our new interchange service will give CN's customers efficient and cost-effective access to CSX's new Northwest Ohio Terminal and to the important markets of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky.," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer.

"Together, our interchange agreements with CSX and Norfolk Southern for container traffic moving over the Chicago gateway to northeast U.S. markets underscore CN's commitment to improving the efficiency of its customers' supply chains, with the goal of making them more competitive in their end markets," Ruest said.