CN Announces Long-Term Transportation Agreement with AltaGas
New Carload Growth Expands Canadian Exports
MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian National Railway Company (CN) (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), today announced a renewed and expanded 5-year transportation agreement with AltaGas.
The agreement leverages CN’s exclusive access to the Port of Prince Rupert. The Port offers strategic advantages for rail customers expanding their business, including reduced port congestion, state-of-the-art export and import terminals, and materially shorter transit times to key markets.
“CN is proud to support the Canadian economy and the growth of our customer AltaGas. By selling into our capacity and taking advantage of our unique network reach, we are confident in our ability to accelerate sustainable, profitable growth.”
- Tracy Robinson, CN President and Chief Executive Officer
“AltaGas is pleased to solidify our renewed transportation agreement with CN. The agreement provides AltaGas and our customers with cost and service predictability to continue to support ongoing resource development across Western Canada and provide our key downstream customers with energy security to support economic activity and fuel everyday life.”
- Vern Yu, AltaGas President and Chief Executive Officer
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. CN’s network connects Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through an 18,600-mile rail network. CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
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