CN Announces Plans for New Calgary Intermodal Transload Facility

CN, Trealmont Transport Inc. (Montship Inc.) and Kaptan US LLC announced March 27 that they have reached an agreement to develop a multimodal transload facility located in the Class I’s Calgary Logistics Park. The new facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2024.

STB Rejects CN’s Springfield Line Bid

CN’s request regarding conditional approval of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger on the sale of KCS’s Springfield Line to CN has been denied by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which on March 23 provided notice that its Office of Environmental Analysis has terminated the review of the proposed divestiture.

UP Chief Information Officer Rahul Jalali has joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.

Class I Briefs: UP, CSX, CN

Union Pacific (UP) Chief Information Officer Rahul Jalali joins the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC). Also, CSX launches an enhanced carbon emissions reduction calculator; and CN donates $750,000 to Sun Youth’s “Building a Brighter Future” campaign.

Unifor reaches tentative agreements with CN. (Photograph Courtesy of Unifor)

CN, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreements

CN on March 20 reported reaching new tentative collective agreements with Unifor, its largest union, covering approximately 3,000 Canadian employees working in departments such as Mechanical, Intermodal and Facility Management as well as in clerical positions.

CN, headquartered in Montreal, Québec, has officially registered with the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) pursuant to An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec. (CN Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CN, CSX, KCS, NS

CN registers with the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) and is listed on CDP’s 2022 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. Also, CSX updates its industrial site-selection program; UPS recognizes Kansas City Southern (KCS) for “zero controllable service failures”; Norfolk Southern (NS) donates $250,000 to an Ohio-based nonprofit delivering aid to the East Palestine community; and NS’s acquisition of Cincinnati Southern Railway stalls.

Part of CSX’s new combined Network Operations and Service Design group are (left to right): Casey Albright, Guy Seguin, Chantel Goutcher and Wally Sieruga.

For CSX, Operations Leadership Changes

CSX Executive Vice President of Operations Jamie Boychuk has announced leadership changes at the Class I railroad, which is combining its Network Operations and Service Design groups.

NS, SMART-MD and IBEW Agree to Paid Sick Leave

Norfolk Southern (NS) has reached agreements with two additional labor unions for paid sick leave: the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Workers, Mechanical Department (SMART-MD) and the International Brotherhood