TwitterFacebookRSS Print Friendly and PDF

-
GE impressions

Rail News Leader - Progressive Railroading

become a membernewsletters signup


<< Rail Magazine Articles Home

1/18/2013    



Canadian National Railway - CN Article
CN to build intermodal ramp at Chicago-area yard



Canadian National Railway - CN
CN yesterday announced plans to construct an intermodal ramp at its yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import and export customers better access to numerous Chicago-area distribution centers.

The ramp will accommodate the transfer of containers between rail and truck, and include a grain transloading facility on site to support export opportunities. CN is the only railroad that directly links all three coasts to greater Chicago-area distribution centers, including vessels originating in Europe, Asia and South America, CN officials said in a prepared statement.

In June, CN expects to begin offering daily West Coast service featuring transit times of about 100 hours between the coast and Joliet.

"The Joliet-Will County area of greater Chicago has one of the highest concentrations of distribution centers in the United States," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "With a new intermodal ramp for container traffic at our Joliet Yard, CN will offer importers and exporters improved access to this vital trade hub with the fastest combined ocean and rail transit times to and from Asia via the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C."

Keywords

Browse articles on CN on Progressive Railroading

More articles



Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

1

RAIL EMPLOYMENT


NEWSLETTERS SIGNUP

Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry





Share