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CN, DP World forge 'service-level' pact for Vancouver terminal


One day after CN President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau talked about the importance of working more closely with supply-chain partners to provide better end-to-end transportation services, the Class I announced it reached a service-level agreement with a key intermodal supply-chain partner in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The pact with DP World, which operates the Centerm Terminal in Vancouver, aims to ensure best practices are followed to boost productivity and increase market share. CN and DP World plan to work closely on all matters pertaining to security to brand Centerm Terminal as a secure North America point of entry and employ best practice technology where appropriate to meet common goals.

They also plan to establish working subcommittees with senior personnel to coordinate operational issues, communications between both parties and other stakeholders, and commercial and business matters.

“This innovative service-level agreement will lead to increased collaboration and information-sharing in order to make one of the country’s busiest gateways even more efficient,” said Mongeau, referring to Canada’s Pacific Gateway.

CN recently forged other supply-chain collaboration agreements with ports on Canada’s West and East coasts as part of an ongoing effort to promote balanced accountability among all port stakeholders.