Carload network bi-weekly update – Week of December 11, 2023

December 13, 2023

Service highlights this week
CPKC expects operating conditions to remain seasonal across our network this week. 

We will continue to provide updates should conditions change with regard to potential network impacts.

As we approach winter, it is imperative your walking areas and track are safe and free of debris. Sanding or cleaning away snow or ice before our crews’ arrival is one of the ways the effects of poor winter weather can be mitigated. 

The CPKC Customer Safety Handbook provides clear direction on safe rail operations and can help to educate your employees on the potential hazards on and around tracks. Please click here to access the CPKC Customer Safety Handbook.

Asset forecast this week 
Demand is balanced across the CPKC fleets. We encourage customers to load and release equipment in a timely manner to assist with car velocity on the network.

Operational performance
Please click here to review CPKC Key Metrics for the week ending December 9, 2023.

Markets – new or notable
Did you know CPKC is uniquely positioned to provide direct access to key energy markets in Canada, U.S. and Mexico?

The CPKC network has direct access to petro-chemicals and industrial hubs, offering customers a direct route between key origin points in Western Canada and the U.S. Gulf Coast to major destination hubs and population centers in the Midwest U.S., Northeast U.S., Eastern Canada and Mexico. CPKC’s fast transit provide customers with routing, service optionality and speed to market.

Please reach out to your CPKC Account Manager to discuss options of delivering your product to market.

Upcoming CPKC Holiday service requirements
As a reminder to all CPKC customers who receive local terminal service to please ensure CPKC has been notified of your service requirements for the Christmas holiday on December 24th and December 25th and the New Year’s holiday on December 31st and January 1st.

Have feedback about the CPKC integration?
Please share your CPKC experience with us by completing this brief survey. For integration-related service questions or concerns, please email us at CPKC_Integration_Inquiry@cpkcr.com or check out our frequently asked questions here.

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