The food business is a tough one and that’s why we offer a special set of products to make sure your goods arrive at destination right on time and exactly how they should be – warm, cold, shaken…but not stirred.
Worried about your food spoiling before it even reaches the shelf? Or freezing in the winter during transit? Or even worse, thawing while on the move? Whether you’re shipping from one city to another, one country to another, or even one continent to another, you don’t have to worry about your goods spoiling or being damaged in transit.
We have a few simple rules when it comes to moving food and beverages – keep it moving, keep it safe, and keep it delicious. The first two rules you probably know about very well already, But how do we keep it delicious you may wonder…
Because a day saved in transit is a day gained on the shelves we make sure our scheduled railway takes your goods to destination as quickly as possible. We have some of the fastest transit times in the industry, along with a 90% on-time arrival rate.
If you want your products to stay ice cold, then you can chill with CargoCool, our reefer service. We also have a state of the art monitoring system and team, which ensure we safely deliver your product in mint condition.
If you want to keep your products, like say bottled beer from hitting the freezing point, then EcoTherm is for you. With these container’s unique insulating properties, products are kept from freezing for up to 8 days, while moving domestically, without requiring fuel in transit.
On the other hand, if you want your products to stay ice cold, then you can chill with CargoCool, our refrigerated service. We have recently expanded this service to reach out to Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and soon Chicago. Our dedicated team works closely with all the pieces of the supply chain to make sure that your perishable goods get there exactly as you want them, right away.
CN owns and operates the largest fleet in Canada. We have the quantity and variety of equipment you need to meet your transportation requirements for safe, damage-free shipping!
Used for all types of freight.
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Used with our EchoTerm service to keep the commodity from freezing or protect it from the heat.
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The first step towards getting your goods to destination is getting a price.
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Intermodal tariffs – Quick access to all public intermodal tariffs
Get an intermodal price - Calculate how much it will cost to move your consumer goods to destination
7401 - Fuel surcharge tariff
Here are optional services that can affect your shipments:
9100 - Optional Services Catalogue - Intermodal
9200 - Rules and Supplemental Services Tariff
9008 - Miscellaneous Fees
Here are some additional price documents that you may find useful:
CN 6800- For the acceptance and restrictions of intermodal traffic, including:
CN 7290 - Domestic Canada rates
CN 7589 - Import and export intermodal rates
CN 8383 - Domestic U.S. and Canada-U.S. transborder rates
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