KCS’ Ottensmeyer: USMCA, CN merger afford traffic-growth opportunities

A CN-KCS combination would drive new investments, facilitate near-shoring, strengthen supply chains and divert truck traffic, and it “plays into ‘Together We Grow,’ which is the theme of this conference,” KCS President and CEO Pat Ottensmeyer said during his July 13 keynote at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers summer meeting. “It’s all about growth for shippers, employees, railroads, communities and nations.” Kansas City Southern

When Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Ottensmeyer addresses a rail industry event these days, many attendees expect him to talk about the proposed CN-KCS merger. During his July 13 keynote at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers summer meeting in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Ottensmeyer didn’t disappoint. But he didn’t address CN-KCS — which has been a hot and polarizing topic for several months — right away.


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