MONTREAL — Canadian Pacific is opening a brand new multi-commodity transload facility in Montreal today and has announced plans to expand an existing one in Vancouver. In announcing the expansion, CP President and CEO Keith Creel said the railroad will “transform” North American intermodal transportation.
The new rail-served facility near CP’s Côte Saint-Luc yard in Montreal features 118,000 square feet of customizable space designed to receive, unload, carry and deliver rail traffic for various commodities. It is also strategically located near numerous major highways and Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
“CP is building capacity and expanding our ability to serve customers by providing reliable multi-commodity transload services and logistics solutions,” said Mike Mohan, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Regional Sales and Transload. “The site also offers 50 acres of additional expansion capacity so that we can continue to extend CP’s reach to markets not directly served by rail.”
In Vancouver, CP is working with Maersk to expand the existing intermodal facility to better shuttle containers from the city’s ocean terminals. Officials said it will also reduce the number of containers moved on the city’s roads.
“CP’s unique landholdings in Vancouver enable us to bring to market a first-of-its-kind transload facility that creates a tremendous opportunity for sustainable growth,” Creel said. “Together with Maersk, the global shipping leader, we will transform intermodal transportation in North America.”
The terminal expansion is expected to be completed sometime next year.