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 Manufacturing General
March 5, 2020  

No injuries as freight train derails in industrial area of Kingston

Spur line serves a plant that manufactures nylon yarn, which involves chemical production.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 12, 2020  

Railways under stress as anti pipeline blockades continue

CN Railway warns it will have to close “significant” parts of its network unless blockades on its rail lines are removed.

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 Manufacturing General
April 27, 2018  

Fertilizer giant Nutrien to lay off up to 1,300 in Saskatchewan

Temporary action related to rail transportation backlogs, a possible Canadian Pacific Railway strike and growing inventory.

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 28, 2018  

Broken rail led to Saskatchewan potash train derailment: TSB

Crack had been there for some time and the rail broke when the train passed over it on Oct. 3.

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.

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March 9, 2016  

Fossil fuels ‘probably dead,’ says CP CEO

Hunter Harrison tells conference new investments in traditional energy will dry up because of environmental hurdles.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General Operations Production
July 14, 2015  

Canadian railways temper 2015 outlook on tough market conditions

A sluggish economy and lower volumes of coal, grain and energy products could undermine the lofty 2015 earnings goals, analysts say.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
March 9, 2015  

Unifor, CP ratify labour agreement

Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.

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May 9, 2013  

Industry profits edge up in April: Conference Board

Oil extraction prices rally thanks to a cold winter and lower US inventories

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
May 29, 2012  

CP strike: Raitt says Canada’s pro business reputation at risk

Conservatives suggest striking CP workers were a risk to Canada’s entire economy.