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News Manufacturing General
August 28, 2020  

National Steel snares contract to build 1,150 CN Rail grain cars

Railway operator says the deal brings to $1 billion the amount it plans to invest in Ontario.

News Transportation General
June 30, 2020  

CN investing $310M in Ontario to strengthen its rail network

Will focus on intermodal facilities, rail and tie replacement and maintenance of track infrastructure.

News Transportation General
April 27, 2020  

Blockades, virus expected to derail CN’s Q1 results

Hefty crude-by-rail shipments helped offset the declines.

News Transportation General
April 16, 2020  

Railways confront tough times with volumes dropping as recession looms

Carloads fell more than 17% year-over-year as industrial supply chains remain shut down and retail severely curtailed.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
November 27, 2019  

Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels

Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike

Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 25, 2019  

US-China trade war hurting Canada’s largest railway: CN

CFO Ghislain Houle says the expansion cycle has come to an end.

News Forestry Transportation General
January 14, 2019  

Agency to investigate possible freight rail problems in Vancouver

The Forests Products Association of Canada said rail delays last year cost the forest sector over $500 million.

News Oil & Gas Transportation General
January 8, 2019  

CN and CP well poised for 2019 trade headwinds: analysts

Crude-by-rail exports have spiked over the past year amidst a pipeline shortage and a big discount on Western Canadian Select oil.

News Transportation General
June 11, 2018  

CN must reopen vital Thunder Bay bridge to cars; Ontario’s top court rules

The agreement in question dates to 1906.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
May 11, 2018  

Grain handling group says CP Rail offloading some blame for transport ills

Says problems moving grain are “clearly the responsibility of the railroads.”

News Manufacturing Transportation General
April 2, 2018  

Customers blame efficiency drives at railroads for backlogs over winter months

They cite reductions in crew, locomotives and cars in a drive to boost bottom lines for railroads.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
March 7, 2018  

UPDATE: CN apologizes, promises immediate action to clear grain shipment backlog

Offering incentives for key employees to delay retirement and postpone vacations, and to entice back recently-retired employees.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 21, 2018  

CN and CP say service will improve as frigid winter weather subsides

Heavy snow in Western Canada and frigid temperatures slowed service fro both rail companies.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
June 14, 2017  

CN to spend $500M on technology with eye on driverless truck threat

Canada’s largest railway is making the investments to improve operations and stay ahead trucking changes.