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CN to boost intermodal capacity at Brampton terminal


Yesterday, CN announced plans to complete a series of capacity improvements at Brampton Intermodal Terminal (BIT) to accommodate growing container volumes and improve intermodal service.

Canada's largest rail intermodal terminal, BIT is a key component in the Class I's distribution network — about 60 percent of CN’s intermodal business touches the Toronto-area terminal, according to the railroad.

CN plans to install new track and extend existing track to boost rail capacity by about 15 percent; create about 25 percent more ground space for international containers by staging CN containers off site; purchase five new cranes; and increase the terminal’s workforce by about 10 percent. Last year, the railroad built new entry and exit lanes for truckers that have increased BIT's gate throughput by 33 percent.

“Intermodal is one of CN's fastest-growing business segments. We are investing in new track, equipment and other infrastructure improvements at BIT to take our intermodal service offering to the next level in efficiently distributing growing overseas container traffic reaching our network over Canadian ports, as well as rising domestic intermodal shipments across Canada,” said CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau in a prepared statement.

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