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CN says its new intermodal service between the eastern QuÃƒÂ©bec region, Toronto and western Canada should appeal to forest products producers and manufacturers seeking cost-effective transportation to key markets in Ontario and the West.
"We believe there is strong interest in this intermodal option in the QuÃƒÂ©bec City area and beyond, including JonquiÃƒÂ¨re, Chicoutimi, Montmagny, La PocatiÃƒÂ¨re and RiviÃƒÂ¨re-du-Loup," says Stan Jablonski, CN senior vice president, sales. "We have the capacity to accommodate new traffic volumes between these centers, Toronto and the West."
The new CN product will appeal to shippers of heavy products who can load 60,000 pounds in a 40-foot container, which has the equivalent capacity of a 53-foot truck trailer.
Jablonski says, "The service will reduce wear and tear on long-distance truck fleets and extend the environmental benefits of rail to a new group of shippers. Moving freight by rail for the long haul and truck for the short haul is the most environmentally responsible, efficient and economical transportation choice for shippers."
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