“Our ability to deliver sustainable, profitable growth has never been stronger,” Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel said during the railroad’s second-quarter 2021 earnings announcement.
CN followed potential merger partner Kansas City Southern (KCS) in reporting financial results for second-quarter 2021, noting C$3.598 billion in revenues—an increase of 12% over the prior-year period—and a 13% increase in revenue ton-miles (RTMs).
Kansas City Southern (KCS) on July 16 was the first Class I to report second-quarter 2021 earnings. For the possibly merger-bound railroad, revenue of $749.5 million grew 37% from the prior-year period ($547.9 million) based on higher carload volumes (up 31%), higher fuel surcharge, and the strengthening of the Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar. Service quality, however, was somewhat short of company expectations.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) stockholders will vote on the railroad’s proposed combination with CN on Aug. 19.
Proposed merger partners CN and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have submitted to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) a reply to comments filed on the railroads’ voting trust agreement. They detailed why the trust should be approved. KCS rival merger partner Canadian Pacific (CP) is unconvinced.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) on July 1 released its sustainability report for 2020, focusing on three key areas: “delivering prosperity, valuing people and protecting the planet.”
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Midstream Texas Operating LLC (MTO) on June 29 reported their long-term agreement to provide truck-to-rail transloading services for petroleum and petrochemicals from Corpus Christi, Tex., into Mexico.
Amtrak has asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to reject CN’s use of a voting trust in its proposed combination with Kansas City Southern (KCS). The passenger railroad’s comments were filed June 28, along with those from Canadian Pacific (CP), KCS’ rival merger partner.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has reported that another 80 stakeholders have filed statements with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) “expressing concerns” about the proposed CN-Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger, its use of a voting trust, or both.
CN and Kansas City Southern (KCS) on June 23 cited four letters by rail labor filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of their proposed voting trust. Three of those letters, from local general committees of the same union, contradict the international’s position.