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Hamilton Container Terminal begins direct intermodal service

The first containers left from the new Hamilton Bayfront Rail Transload Terminal to Montreal, CN posted yesterday on social media site X.
Photo – CN on X, formerly known as Twitter.


The Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT), in collaboration with the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority and CN, has begun direct intermodal rail service between Hamilton, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. 

An inaugural Hamilton-Montreal intermodal freight train — carrying export-bound containers — completed its journey and is set to transition into a regular weekly service. The partners expect to gradually increase volume through the new terminal, pending Canadian Border Services Agency approval for bonded movements, according to a news release.

The new rail transload terminal is located at Pier 18 on Hamilton's Bayfront and is operated by the HCT, a Sunrise Group company. The partners aim to use the new terminal to increase supply-chain capacity in southern Ontario, reduce truck movements and cut emissions of greenhouse gases, the release said.