Digest: CP, Maersk announces plans for transload facility in Vancouver

News Wire Digest third section for Sept. 15: CP opens new Montreal transload facility; UP, city to address illegal dumping in San Jose, Calif.
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More Tuesday morning rail news:

CP, Maersk announce Vancouver transload, distribution facility

Canadian Pacific and Maersk, the world’s largest container-ship operator, will build a new transload and distribution facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, expanding CP’s existing Vancouver Intermodal Facility. CP says the facility will apply Maersk’s container logistics strategy and will rely on substantial use of rail rather than truck in the Vancouver market, as CP will shuttle containers to and from the ocean terminals by rail. The railroad says the facility will provide long-term environmental benefits as well as an “effective and efficient” operation for customers. “CP's unique landholdings in Vancouver enable us to bring to market a first-of-its-kind transload facility that creates tremendous opportunity for sustainable growth,” CP CEO Keith Creel said in a press release. “Together with Maersk, the global shipping leader, we will transform intermodal transportation in North America.” The facility is expected to open in 2021.

CP opens new Montreal transload facility
Canadian Pacific also announced it will have the official opening of its new transload facility in Montreal today, offering transloading and supplemental intermodal services from Cote Saint-Luc yard. The railroad will operate the facility with Quebec-based freight transportation company TYT Group. It includes more than 4,000 of track, and 118,000 square feet of customizable space to receive, unload, and deliver various commodities. The facility also has 50 acres available for expansion. More information on the facility is available here.

San Jose, UP to address illegal dumping problem
The city of San Jose, Calif., announced it would allocate $3 million to address what Mayor Sam Liccardo calls a “stratospheric increase” in illegal dumping, a problem that has been particularly acute along Union Pacific’s rail line in South San Jose. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the city and announced last week they would begin work on a stretch of tracks along Monterey Road marked by heavy illegal dumping. A proposal that would require UP to clean up its right-of-way roughly once a month, and allow city employees to enter the property for law enforcement and homeless outreach, is still awaiting approval from Union Pacific attorneys, seven months after it was presented to them.


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