CN President and CEO JJ Ruest, Railway Age’s 2019 Railroader of the Year, joins Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono to talk about freight rail‘s role in the rapidly-evolving global supply chain, and adapting
CN announced that, in collaboration with the Halifax Port Authority, stakeholders, ocean carriers and customers, it will offer integrated solutions through its Moncton yard aimed at reducing short-haul trucking in Halifax.
The Board of Directors of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has elected Fiona Murray, VP of Public and Government Affairs at CN, as Chairperson. She is the first female Board Chair in the RAC’s 103-year history.
Reporting on its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, CN said it “demonstrated resiliency with solid performance amid month-long illegal blockades and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
For the fourth consecutive year, CN was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
In the absence of significant illegal blockades on its network over the last four days, CN announced that it has started calling back most of the temporarily laid off employees based in Eastern Canada.
On the heels of announcing new blockades on its network, CN revealed that it is supportive of the decision by Canada’s Transport Minister to amend the Ministerial Order issued on Feb. 7.
CN announced Feb. 13 that it “has been forced to initiate a disciplined and progressive shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada. This includes stopping and safely securing all transcontinental trains across our Canadian network, and may imminently lead to temporary layoffs within the company’s Eastern Canadian operational staff.”
Within the space of a week, CBR (crude by rail), as well a pipeline-transported oil, has mushroomed into one of Canada’s most pressing problems.
CN recently announced that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) union that represents the company’s train conductors and yard crews in Canada has ratified its collective agreements with the company.