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Atlantic Gateway

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CP's acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) gives us access to key Atlantic ports. Our network gained 481 miles of additional track in Canada and the U.S., with five short line connections and two port connections at Saint John, N.B. and Searsport, M.E. We also have access to ten new transload locations that service numerous commodities.

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  • CP provides customers with superior access and optionality on the Atlantic Coast.
  • Shorter route miles from tidewater to key inland markets in Canada and the Midwest U.S.
  • Whether sourcing from, or shipping to global and regional markets, we get your goods to their final destination faster.
  • Our integrated team delivers improved fleet velocity, reduced transit times and provides enhanced operational and commercial services.
  • We have significant capacity for growth on our network to expand our services and create new solutions for our customers.
  • CP has approximately a 200 mile advantage from the East Coast into Montreal, Toronto and Chicago.

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  • 70 acre terminal with 1,700 metres of berth length
  • Logistics Centre with1.2M sq. ft. of open area
  • Able to handle all types of cargo including containers, break-bulk, bulk and RO/RO
  • Immediate connection to Route 1 connecting New Brunswick to the rest of Canada and the United States
  • Large cargo handling fleet with two post-panamax container cranes
  • On dock rail accessing

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  • Flexibility with design and spacing for automotive, with the ability to configure the terminal to suit the needs of customers including creating a Vehicle Process Centre (VPC).
  • Capable of handling roll-on/roll-off vessels, with the ability to load rail on-dock and convert existing general cargo space for automotive fleets.
  • Automotive compounds in Port Saint John allow vehicles to be easily distributed across the Maritimes.

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Through the acquisition of the CMQ, we now offer access to ten additional transload facilities that serve a variety of commodities, extending our reach into Quebec, Vermont, Maine and New Brunswick.

Transload CMQ Map

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​The Port of Searsport has become a major shipping destination for wind energy developers. Searsport provides materials handling in many areas, including bulk, break-bulk, heavy lift and liquid transfer. 

Searsport Aerial View


  • Capability to store and export petroleum and gas products
  • Export liquids to Europe and South America
  • Focus on steel and forest products, transload and break-bulk opportunities

Storage Areas

  • Capacity to store 1.1 million barrels of liquid products
  • Truck and rail loading racks
  • Five paved storage pads
  • 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse
  • 870,000 sq. ft. of dry bulk storage
  • 45 acres of land available for development

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