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4/30/2010



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CN, Halifax port and terminal operators create supply-chain partnership


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CN, the Halifax Port Authority (HPA), Cerescorp Co. Ltd. and Halterm Container Terminal Ltd. have reached an agreement to establish performance standards regarding times for unloading and loading containers between vessels and rail cars, the timing of car placement at terminals, and CN transit times to key markets in eastern and central Canada and the U.S. Midwest.

The goal of the agreement is to “better measure and align each party’s performance in the Halifax Gateway supply chain and enhance the port’s role as a preferred gateway on the East Coast to Ontario, Quebec, and the U.S. Midwest markets,” CN officials said in a prepared statement.

“This supply-chain agreement will align the parties’ interests in executing to plan, and support quality service to improve the competitiveness of the Halifax Gateway,” said CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau. “This innovative pact will foster balanced accountability of each supply-chain partner and ensure data on performance will be fully transparent.”


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