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THE Alliance vessel largest to call Deltaport at Port of Vancouver

The way cargo moves is changing. CN and our partners are thinking big to adapt. 

The flexible, efficient nature of shipping containers have made them one of the top ways to get cargo from origin to destination. At CN, intermodal makes up a quarter of our business and we’ve risen to meet the increasing demand for intermodal moves.

Our port and shipping line partners have also risen to the challenge, enhancing their infrastructure and growing their fleets to accommodate more and more containers.

This week, Global Container Terminal’s Deltaport at the Port of Vancouver saw their biggest ship yet – the Hapag Lloyd 13,200 TEU “Antwerpen Express.” The vessel was deployed as part of the Transport High Efficiency (“THE”) Alliance’s Transpacific mainline West Coast PN3 service. THE Alliance is made up of NYK, MOL, Yang Ming and Hapag Lloyd.

This vessel increases the capacity of the PN3 service by more than 30%, offering more room for importers and exporters to grow in their market.

“CN’s vast network connects the Canadian West Coast Gateway to the largest number of destinations across Canada and the United States and is big ship and big alliance ready,” said Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer at CN.

With the acquisition of the EJ&E, CN is able to offer the fastest route from Asia to the Midwest.

“Our service level agreements with ports and partners across North America has created the fastest and most reliable supply chain from Asia to our customers’ front doors. We provide truck and rail options to efficiently move freight from the port and GTC to final destinations from Toronto to Detroit to Chicago to Memphis and beyond,” Ruest said.

Our network touches three coasts. Between those dots on our map, you’ll find 21 strategically-located intermodal terminals and service to 75% of the North American population. We’re proud to grow alongside our customers, helping them win in their market.