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Port Saint John

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CP's acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railroad (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. This creates optionality for our customers and positions CP as a full coast-to-coast supply chain provider.

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With over 40,000 m² of on-dock warehousing space, Port Saint John affords customers with a range of options enabling them to manage inventory and increase supply chain efficiency. Whether sourcing from, or shipping to global and regional markets, we get your goods to their final destination faster.

  • CP provides customers with superior access and optionality on the Atlantic coast.
  • CP has approximately a 200 mile advantage from the East Coast into Montreal, Toronto and Chicago.
  • Access to a deepwater ocean terminal with a world-class operator that is willing to invest.
  • Multi-use terminal with on-dock rail infrastructure, warehouses and container handling equipment.

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Offering multi-purpose cargo management solutions, Port Saint John provides the ideal North Atlantic gateway to Central and Atlantic Canada, North East and Midwest U.S. 

It is the closest coastal port to Central Canada served by intermodal rail connections and direct highway access, offering year-round, ice-free access, with deep draft and no air draft restrictions.

Port Saint John has embarked on an aggressive modernization program that will increase container capacity to 300,000 TEUs, deepen quayside draft and provide additional on-dock rail capacity by 2021.

Containers at the Port of Saint John

  • 150,000 TEUs capacity with increased capacity to 300,000 TEUs post-construction
  • Carload, domestic and international intermodal, bulk and automotive capacity available
  • Transit of "heavy" containers to and from major centers in Montreal, Halifax and the Midwest U.S.
  • Onsite storage and warehousing capacity
  • The terminal has on-dock rail service and is expanding capacity
  • Immediate connection to Route 1 connecting New Brunswick to Canada and the U.S.
  • Large cargo handling fleet
  • Terminal has the capability to handle ~6,500 TEU ships today and +10,000 TEU by 2021

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  • Strategically located terminals
    12 modern intermodal container terminals ideally situated in high-density areas in Canada and the U.S., with the ability to expand.
  • Domestic Repositioning Program
    CP can market your intermodal containers, which would otherwise move empty, and use them in the North American market to provide low-cost repositioning to the Maritimes.
 
  • Expedited customs procedures
    As a low-risk transportation carrier for U.S. imports, CP can arrange expedited customs procedures between Canada and the U.S.​​
  • Extensive network of transload facilities
    Allows more goods to be containerized and shipped domestically or overseas.

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​Temperature Controlled Fleet

CP’s fleet of temperature-controlled containers includes 900 refrigerated containers and over 1,200 heated containers which are GPS-tracked and equipped with the latest telematics technology available for use across our network.

CP’s dedicated TempPro team closely monitors container conditions while the shipment is enroute and can address any issues in near real-time, ensuring your goods are delivered securely and safely.

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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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