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CN opens new Canadian intermodal terminal

Canadian National Railway (CN) has begun operation of the company's $20-million Prince George intermodal and distribution center terminal in the new Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

CN said the port is expected to play a significant role in generating backhaul traffic destined for Asian markets, including bulk tank containers.

The Port of Prince Rupert is the closest port to Asia by up to 58 hours of sailing time, compared to other west coast port in North America. CN will transport containers between the port and the principal centers of the US Midwest, South and Central Canada via its network spanning Canada and mid-America. Loaded containers will be lifted onto railway flatcars at CN’s new adjacent intermodal rail yard, which features two, 2,400-foot pad tracks, trucking and truck-pick-up capabilities, and an automated gate system.

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