CN Orders “Progressive, Methodical” Shutdown of Eastern Canada Operations

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.”

Alberta Dumps CBR Leases; CN Dealing With Blockades

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, Union Ratify New Labor Deal

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.

CN Again Recognized as a Montreal Top Employer

For the fourth consecutive year, CN was recognized as one of Montreal’s Top Employers for 2020 by Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

CN: “Our Next Driver of Value is Well Under Way”

CN reported its financial and operating results for 4Q19 as well as the year ended Dec. 31, 2019. The former includes revenues of C$3.584 billion, a 6% decrease, while the latter showed revenues of C$14.917 billion, a 4% increase.

Canadian Grain Groups Want Rail Option Assurances

Canadian grain groups are taking a fresh look at pressing government officials to enact legislation that would address how the country can continue shipping grain and grain products in the event of a strike or other work stoppage, FreightWaves reports.

For CN, NorFalco, More Sulfuric Acid Trips

CN has signed a new multi-year agreement with NorFalco Sales, a division of Glencore Canada Corp., to provide freight transportation of sulfuric acid from NorFalco’s rail-served production facilities in Sudbury, Ontario, and Rouyn-Noranda and Valleyfield, Quebec.

CN Returns to “Normal Pace” Following Strike

CN announced that its movement of Canadian grain is back to pre-strike pace after recovering from the eight-day strike that occurred in November.

A Teck Shift in Canada

CN and Teck Resources Limited, a diversified resource company with major business units in copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy, on Dec. 4 announced a long-term agreement for shipping steelmaking (metallurgical) coal* from Teck’s four British Columbia operations between Kamloops and Neptune Terminals, and other West Coast ports. The agreement, which runs from April 1, 2021 until December 31, 2026, will replace Teck’s current 10-year agreement with Canadian Pacific, which expires March 31, 2021. CP, which interchanges with CN at Kamloops, will continue to serve Teck at originating mine sites.

CN Adjusts Post-Strike Guidance

In the wake of an eight-day strike that seriously impacted operations, CN is revising its full-year 2019 financial outlook. The railroad said its strike recovery plan is “on track.”

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