Intermodal network bi-weekly update – Week of December 18, 2023

December 19, 2023

Service highlights this week
CPKC expects seasonal operating conditions across our intermodal 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 walking areas, parking locations and dock facilities are safe and free of debris. Containers also must be cleared of snow and ice when ready for pickup.

Sanding or cleaning away snow or ice is one of the ways that poor winter weather effects 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

  • Vaughan DRP supply is strong, domestic 53’ dry equipment is in adequate supply to start the week 
  • Dry domestic equipment supply is adequate across the balance of our intermodal network
  • Domestic PPS supply is available throughout our network
  • Operational performance

Please click here to review CPKC Key Metrics for the week ending December 16, 2023.

Markets – new or notable
CPKC International now offers a new gateway in Mexico:

Port of Lázaro Cárdenas


  • First semi-automated and most technological advanced container terminal in Mexico.

Proven infrastructure

  • Natural deep-water port and two on-dock rail served terminals


  • Ability to accept any size container, roll on/roll-off, breakbulk and charter vessels

Direct access

  • Direct access to the CPKC network and rail access to more than 60% of Mexico’s population

Streamlined customs process

  • Rail customs and clearance facility only serves rail cargo, resulting in reduced on-dock time and a more streamlined process


  • APM Terminals operates in Lázaro Cárdenas with the biggest STS cranes in its category in Latin America which can operate Triple E vessels

Speak to your CPKC account manager to learn more about how the CPKC network can benefit your supply chain.

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.