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CN’s Aquatrain


CN's Aquatrain

Connecting Canada and the Continental US to the Alaskan market

As North America’s Railroad and a dedicated supply chain enabler, CN offers innovative and effective ways to get your goods to market. For over 55 years now, CN has offered an efficient way of shipping product to Alaska. In a perfect example of experience meets ingenuity and effectiveness, CN’s Aquatrain railway barge continues to offer the most experienced as well as the fastest rail ferry service to Alaska.

Following the shortest water route to Alaska, the Aquatrain is a unique rail-marine barge that provides a vital link between Alaska and the rest of North America. CN’s Aquatrain operates year round and provides fast 5-day service from Prince Rupert, BC to Whittier as well as daily service from Whittier to Anchorage and Fairbank, Alaska.

Measuring 400 feet long and 8 tracks wide, the Aquatrain offers a capacity of 45 railcars, and transports roughly 1575 rail cars to Alaska each year. Businesses can take advantage of CN’s extensive network to get finished goods or raw materials from Canada and the continental U.S. to Alaska with the convenience of having one railcar from point of origin to destination as well as only one bill of lading.

To learn more about our Aquatrain services and to start shipping to Alaska, please contact:

Adam Cook
Director Regional Sales


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