Standard, premium or flex? Our Demand Management solution lets you pick the speed of service and the rate. Learn more about our precision rail intermodal shipping solutions
Get the best of two worlds -- convenient truck pick-up and delivery and cost-effective, reliable rail transportation.
Handling goods shipped either in your intermodal containers or our own, we have a fleet of dry, heated or refrigerated intermodal containers, and provide domestic and international intermodal container services.
CP offers one of the largest, most advanced fleets of intermodal equipment in the industry. Our Intermodal railcars are able to accommodate a wide range of container types and sizes and our fleet consists of 53’ containers, 20’ and 40’ marine containers and temperature controlled protective equipment for perishable products. We also provide access to a large pool of 40-foot refrigerated and insulated containers owned by ocean shippers as part of our domestic repositioning program.
With over 700 53-foot refrigerated containers, CP’s growing fleet of refrigerated and heated containers is one of the largest and most advanced in the industry. And our new CP TempPro service ensures that your perishable products are transported safely in a reliable, fuel-efficient temperature-controlled environment.
We also offer insulated containers to protect goods against extreme cold weather conditions.
CP recently made the largest purchase of generator sets in railroad history, providing reliable and efficient power generation for refrigerated units.
Our Domestic Repositioning Program can get your temperature-controlled containers to major export markets faster and more cost effectively. We market your temperature-controlled intermodal containers -- which would otherwise move empty -- and use them in the North American market, improving overall service and round-trip economics by reducing empty mile moves.
Whether in a CP-owned or your own private intermodal container, we provide reliable and efficient ramp-to-ramp service. Included in our terminal-direct service are:
Our Intermodal Shipping Guide answers your questions about shipping with Canadian Pacific. An easy-to-reference manual, it includes information about rates and credit, our fleet, service plans, ordering equipment and load releases.
Read our Intermodal Shipping Guide
10 well-located terminals, we connect major centres across North America with each other and the rest of the world. In North America, we move goods for a wide range of industries.
Our service between Chicago, Toronto and Montreal offers customers a truck-like service with consistent transit, even in short-haul lanes. Our service into Western Canada has the shortest route miles and provides customers with access to growing markets and we offer the fastest service between Vancouver and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago and Detroit with fourth day service, connecting
Canada’s Pacific Gateway to the U.S. Customers with highly time-sensitive shipments such as courier packages and perishable products can rely on CP’s transcontinental intermodal service to deliver their shipments quickly and reliably.
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.
As an integral part of intermodal supply chains, we’re helping customers become more competitive with fast and reliable cross-border service. Our status as a low-risk transportation carrier for U.S. imports let's us arrange
expedited customs procedures between Canada and the U.S., helping you avoid transportation delays and added costs.
Our recent investment in
live-lift capabilities at Portal, North Dakota, allow for even more efficient cross-border service between Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest. We can lift single containers off trains for customs inspections rather than setting off entire railcars -- reducing inspection time and eliminating delays on non-targeted containers.
Transload & trucking
Vancouver transload facility is the only transload facility in Vancouver providing rail service for intermodal containers
Connect with the world
Our partnerships with terminals, ports, highways, airports, and governments help us see beyond our rails
Short line connections
We can move your goods almost anywhere in North America with our
network of rail partners
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