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CP, Manitoba sign 10-year collaboration agreement


Today, Canadian Pacific announced it signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding with the province of Manitoba to help improve transportation system efficiency and effectiveness in the province.

The agreement sets the framework for the parties to further develop their collaborative relationship, such as by enabling long-term rail and road planning for the city of Winnipeg, rural municipalities and other areas in the province. The multi-modal planning will “proactively mitigate road and rail proximity issues, improve the efficiency of the overall supply chain, and identify opportunities and actions to support future growth,” CP officials said in a prepared statement.

“Canadian Pacific is focused on continuously improving service reliability, asset velocity and productivity," said Jane O'Hagan, CP’s executive vice president of marketing and sales, and chief marketing officer. "This agreement extends the supply chain to include government.”

The pact also stipulates that long-term plans should incorporate rail transportation logistics to help grow CentrePort Canada in Winnipeg.

“CP is a critical stakeholder in Manitoba's International Gateway Strategy, of which the new inland port, CentrePort Canada, is a feature development to leverage our world class transportation infrastructure and services for growing Manitoba's economy,” said Minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Steve Ashton.

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