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Strategically located northwest of downtown Chicago, CP's intermodal facilities at Bensenville and Schiller Park near O’Hare Airport provide direct access to Chicago, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. 

Three major highways surrounding the intermodal yards help you move your cargo to its final destination faster.

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  • CP has the best intermodal rail access to the southern Wisconsin market, including Milwaukee, Madison, Janesville and Beloit, for shipments from Asia
  • Direct highway access off interstates 90, 294 and 88, provides you with a distinct advantage for moving cargo
  • More efficient supply chain for shippers in the Chicago and Wisconsin markets
  • The reopening of Schiller Park accommodates growth in the U.S. Midwest ensuring we have capacity and room to grow with you
  • CP’s intermodal facilities are strategically located northwest of downtown Chicago near O’Hare Airport
  • Move containers from Asia to Chicago in less than 16 days
  • Increased capacity and consistently low on-dock dwell times at the Port of Vancouver
  • Access to key Northern European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern markets with our Chicago to Montreal service
  • Our route is 200 miles shorter from the Port of Vancouver to Chicago than our competitors' so we can transport your goods faster

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Our live-lift at Portal, North Dakota, allows 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.

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  • Refrigerated and heated containers​​​​
    Featuring state-of-the-art monitoring and remote control technology for the safest, most secure, climate-sensitive intermodal containers in the industry
  • Domestic Repositioning Program
    We can market your intermodal containers, which would otherwise move empty, and use them in the North American market to provide low-cost repositioning to Western Canada and Vancouver

  • Expedited customs procedures
    As a low-risk transportation carrier for U.S. imports, we're able to arrange expedited customs procedures between Canada and the U.S.​​
  • Reliable and efficient service​
    Whether in a CP-owned intermodal container or your own private container, we provide reliable and efficient ramp-to-ramp service

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Our route is 200 miles shorter from the Port of Vancouver to Chicago than our competitors' so we can transport your goods faster.

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