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Intermodal Shipping Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When you choose Canadian Pacific's intermodal shipping services, you combine convenient truck pick-up and delivery with cost-effective, reliable rail transportation.

And on top of being convenient, our intermodal service is strategic. With 10 well-located terminals, we connect major centres across North America both ​with each other and the rest of the world.

Domestically, we move goods for a wide range of industries. Having achieved status as a low-risk transportation carrier for U.S. imports, we're able to arrange expedited customs procedures between Canada and the U.S., helping you avoid transportation delays and added expenses.

To ship your goods overseas, we run to and from four major ports -- Vancouver, Montreal, New York and Philadelphia -- partnering with ocean liners that have quick access to our rail service.

CP has 10 intermodal container terminals in Canada & the US with access to major ports in Vancouver, Montreal, NY & Philadelphia

Intermodal Service plans

Door Direct Intermodal Service

Selection of your intermodal service type is made when you're getting set up to ship and your account manager can assist you in selecting the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

We provide you with the economies of rail service for the long-haul and the flexibility of truck service for the pickup and delivery in one complete service package. Included are the following:

  • Delivery & Pick-up of the shipment/equipment
  • Use of standard container and chassis for loading and unloading
  • Direct shipment transfer from truck/chassis to railcar terminal

Terminal Direct Intermodal Service

Whether in a CP-owned intermodal container or your own private container, we provide reliable and efficient ramp-to-ramp service. A domestic booking is required for loads and empties originating at all CP Intermodal terminals that require CP-owned equipment. Included are the following:

  • One in-gate or out-gate at the te​rminal, per trailer/chassis
  • Direct shipment transfer between trailer/chassis and railcar ​

Portal Live-Lift

We implemented Portal Live-Lift at our Portal, ND border crossing which handles our intermodal traffic moving between Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest.

We can lift single containers off of trains for inspection by customs authorities rather than holding-up entire intermodal railcars - providing faster shipping to our customers.

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