CALGARY — Canadian National, logistics firm Kaptan and Montship Inc., Canada’s largest steamship agency, have announced plans for an intermodal transload facility to be built in CN’s Calgary Logistics Park.
The facility, announced Monday, is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2024. It will provide a location to transload imports into 53-foot domestic containers for shipment further inland and the reloading of international containers for export.
“This new facility will provide value to our customers and the regional economy by leveraging CN’s robust network and two options to Asian markets via the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert,” Dan Bresolin, CN vice-president, intermodal, said in a press release. “This facility will serve both importers to Central Canada and the U.S. Midwest as well as Canadian exporters with direct rail service all located inside CN’s Calgary Logistics Park.”
Montship CEO Brian McDonald said his company views Calgary as “the next frontier in the transload market. It is ideally suited to serve both west coast gateways and will offer significant advantages to both import and export customers. … We look forward to working with stakeholders to deliver the benefits this project will present.”