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Tariff 3 - Intermodal

Tariff 3 - Intermodal supplemental servicesEffective May 3, 2023

Tariff 3 - Intermodal supplemental servicesExpires May 2, 2023

Tariff 3 - Intermodal supplemental servicesExpires April 30, 2023

Inside the intermodal supplemental services guide
  • Shipping documentation
  • Ordering and loading equipment
  • Ensuring the safety of your shipment
  • Supplemental driver time and labour
  • Special services related to pick-up and delivery
  • Using railway containers or space in CP's terminal
  • Terminal services
  • Penalties for misuse
  • Shipment in transit​

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FAQs about this tariff

What is the purpose of Tariff 3?

Tariff 3 is in place to encourage safe and fluid railway operation and includes International, Domestic and Cross Border Intermodal.

Tariff 3 is generic, with each price grouped and simplified into the impact to safety, fluidity, and other admin work or service not included in CP's Guide to Products and Services (Tariff 1). These can be combined to cover any situation that may arise, and the guide to combinations at the back of the tariff will help you identify how.

What can I do to avoid asset use fees?

The most effective way to avoid asset use fees is to make sure containers are loaded or unloaded and released within the time provided. CP encourages all customers to be as efficient as possible, and would prefer to have containers loaded or unloaded in the shortest time possible. 

Asset use begins:

  • At the first 2359 after offer (earlier of drop-off or offer time) when CP is performing the dray,
  • At the first 2359 after out-gate when CP is not performing the dray at the origin terminal on railway units,
  • At the first 2359 after a private container or container where CP is not performing the dray arrives at the destination terminal,
  •  Immediately for any shipment not completely ready to continue moving.

Asset use ends:


  • ​On release for pick-up when CP is performing the dray on railway units,
  • On in-gate when CP is not performing the dray on railway units,
  • On pick-up for a private container or container where CP is not performing the dray is picked-up from the destination terminal
  • Immediately upon a held shipment being released from hold, unless the unit is in need of pick-up.


Where can I find information on restricted or prohibited commodities?

For your convenience, the lengthy list of restricted and prohibited commodities as well as Overweight Restrictions and Hazardous Materials, has been moved to a central area in the Appendix to CP's Guide to Products and Services. This appendix contains the prohibited/restricted commodities, Hazardous materials, and Overweight Restrictions tables. Any questions regarding this information should be directed to​

You will find a summary of fees uniquely applicable to Hazardous Commodities in Tariff 8. These prices are in place to provide strong incentive for ensuring safe and fluid railway operations.

To most effectively avoid these fees, we strongly encourage all our customers to familiarize themselves with applicable laws, regulations, safe handling, and other best practices specific to the Hazardous Commodity.

I understand that you have some intermodal shipping tools that will enable me to submit my requests electronically.  How do I go about doing that?

CP's eChannel team is providing our customers access and training to our new suite of intermodal tools. The team today is in the process of deploying these new tools to the marketplace which includes an overview of the applications and one on one training. Customers who would like to discuss the opportunity to receive this training or access can contact us at 1-888-333-8111 or email Your commercial representative may also be able to help you find out more.

I don't see different storage rates for empty containers?

Item 50 covers asset use for all containers, empty or loaded. If you are looking to secure an extended storage of empty private equipment contact your account manager

What is the difference between extra deliveries and re-deliveries?

Extra Deliveries are when a customer requests an additional delivery. Item 35 is the charge for processing the extra delivery, and th​en the incremental freight price difference is agreed upon and added to the processing fee.

Re-deliveries are when CP is unable to deliver a load, and must attempt to Re-deliver.