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CN upgrades Falcon Premium intermodal service

In April, the railroads announced the availability of the new Canada-U.S.-Mexico intermodal service.
Photo – CN, UP, GMXT


CN yesterday announced an upgrade to its Falcon Premium Intermodal Service.

Recent operational changes by business partner Union Pacific Railroad will remove a day of transit time for customers using the Canada-U.S.-Mexico service, CN officials said in a press release.

"CN is pleased to offer customers an entire day off the already fast Falcon Intermodal Premium Service," said CN President and Chief Executive Officer Tracy Robinson. "I am confident the early results of the Falcon service, combined with our speed and reliability, will enable the continued growth of this service."

CN, UP and Grupo Mexico Transportes (GMXT) announced the formation of Falcon Premium in April. With a rail connection in Chicago, the intermodal service connects all CN origin points within Canada and Detroit to GMXT terminals in Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Silao, Guanajuato.

Falcon Premium combines the benefits of each partner, CN officials said. The service leverages GMXT’s transit times between Silao, Guanajuato, and Eagle Pass, Texas; UP’s route from Texas to Chicago and CN’s service connecting Chicago to all points in Canada through the EJ&E Chicago bypass.

Meanwhile, UP CEO Jim Vena recently said the services provide customers an environmentally responsible alternative to truck along a critical trade corridor, just in time to serve companies that have recently relocated to Mexico.

UP's transit improvements directly compete with truck and benefit intermodal customers shipping automotive parts, food, FAK (freight all kinds), home appliances and temperature-controlled products. UP is the only railroad to serve all six of Mexico's major gateways, according to a UP press release.

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