Intermodal network bi-weekly update – Week of February 26, 2024

February 27, 2024

Service highlights this week
CPKC expects colder temperatures through the northern Canadian prairie region to start the week with warmer conditions returning mid-week. Seasonal weather conditions are expected across the balance of our intermodal network.

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

During the winter months 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 

  • 53’dry equipment is available in Canada, USA, and Mexico
  • PPS supply is adequate through Canada and the US
  • DRP supply is tight in Lachine, adequate at other terminals in Canada

Operational performance
Please click here to review CPKC Key Metrics for the week ending February 24, 2024.

Markets – new or notable
CPKC Mexico Midwest Express (MMX)  

  • The first and only single-line service connecting Mexico to the U.S. Midwest
  • Dedicated daily Intermodal trains with one of the fastest transit times in the rail industry
  • Truck competitive option with seamless, expanded reach to more markets
  • CPKC MMX Express also offers daily service to Dallas, TX: 
    • 64 hrs. transit from Salinas Victoria, NL to Dallas, TX (Wylie) 
    • 81.5 hrs. from San Luis Potosi, SL to Dallas, TX (Wylie)

Speak to your CPKC Account Manager to learn more about how the CPKC network can benefit your supply chain

On Friday, February 16, 2024, CPKC requested the appointment of a Federal Conciliation Officer in order to assist CPKC and both the TCRC – Train & Engine (T&E) division and the TCRC – Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (RCTC) division with reaching renewed collective agreements at the bargaining table. CPKC is and will remain focused on, and committed to, arriving at a negotiated outcome. 

For the latest on the TCRC negotiations visit our TCRC bargaining updates page here.

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