Canadian Pacific unveils new Vancouver-Detroit intermodal service

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CP is launching a daily intermodal service connecting western ports in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Detroit in the Midwestern United States.
Canadian Pacific
CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific has launched a new intermodal service between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Detroit. The seven-day-a-week service takes advantage of the railroad’s recent investments in a new Vancouver transload facility and modernizations to the railroad’s cross-border facilities in Portal, N.D.

The railroad recently opened a new transload operation in Vancouver alongside its carload and intermodal facility. The facility allows the railroad to move freight between terminals and ports without relying on trucks.

In addition, a new live lift operation at the railroad’s Portal border crossing in North Dakota is also helping speed up intermodal transit times between the United States and Canada. The intermodal lift allows the railroad to lift single containers off of trains for inspection by customs agents rather than having entire intermodal railcars held up.

The intermodal lift cuts down on service delays by only singling out containers that are flagged for inspection.

With these investments and the launch of the new cross-country service, CP claims it can slash transit times between the two cities by as much as 48 hours.

See the news release online.

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