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Maps and Network


From Coast to Coast to Coast – CN Delivers

Our network reaches ports from east to west and down through the southern United States to the Gulf of Mexico. CN works closely with supply chain partners to coordinate fast, efficient routes for cargo. We’re connected, linking commodities to customers with modern infrastructure, a cohesive team and our vast network.


Click on Any of the Port Points Below.

  • Port of Prince Rupert

    Prince Rupert is the closest major North American port to Asia with direct on-dock access to CN’s three coast network. Containers are efficiently transferred between vessel and rail, enhancing Prince Rupert’s transit time advantage. It’s also North America’s deepest natural harbour, capable of handling the world’s largest vessels.
  • Port Metro Vancouver

    A western gateway and the largest port in Canada, Port Metro Vancouver requires inland connections that keep up with demand. That’s where CN comes in. CN works with Centerm, operated by DP World Vancouver, one of three primary container terminals located inside the Vancouver Asia-Pacific Gateway.
  • Port Metro Vancouver

    Located just south of Vancouver in Canada’s largest port, this three berth terminal is the largest in Port Metro Vancouver. Designed to handle the largest container ships afloat, Global Container Terminal’s Deltaport is big ship ready. By 2017, GTC Deltaport will increase its rail capacity by 600,000 TEUs.
  • Port de Montreal

    With rail integrated throughout its operations, the Port of Montreal is a natural partner for CN. Montreal is a city that handles 142 million tons of cargo annually. Situated just an hour from the U.S. border and readily accessible from transatlantic markets, the Port of Montreal is ideally located with close proximity to the U.S. Midwest and major Canadian centres. .
  • Port of Thunderbay

    The Port of Thunder Bay is the Western Canadian terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway System, the largest inland waterway in the world. The opportunities are largely determined by the Port’s strategic role as it relates to the Seaway corridor. The Port was built to provide access to European markets for Western Canadian grain producers through the longest grain supply chain in the world.
  • Port de Philadelphia

    Located on the US East Coast, the Port of Philadelphia offers complete seaport shipping facilities and services.
  • Port de Québec

    True continental gateway, the Port of Québec maintains business relations with over 60 countries. Its strategic location is its best calling card, as it provides the shortest route by sea between Europe and the Great Lakes. The advantage of being the last deep-water port with 15 meters at low tide before the Great Lakes is that it allows the port to effectively connect with the industrial and agricultural heart of North America.
  • Port of Belledune

    The Belledune Port Authority realized early on that its ultra-modern facilities and strategic location enable the Port to play a major role in attracting new industries to the region and spurring overall economic growth. This purpose continues to be incorporated into the overall philosophy guiding the Port of Belledune’s management.
  • Port of Saint John

    Located in the southern part of the province of New Brunswick, Port Saint John is Eastern Canada’s largest port and has a diverse cargo base, handling an average of 28 million metric tonnes of cargo annually, including dry and liquid bulks, break bulk, containers, and cruise. With global connections to over 350 ports around the world, Port Saint John is easily connected to central Canadian inland markets by rail and road.
  • Port of Halifax

    The first port of call from across the Atlantic and the last outbound port leaving North America, the Port of Halifax is a mainstay in global trade. Via CN, the port is just two days transit from hubs like Toronto, giving cargo ready access to major markets in Canada and the U.S. Midwest.
  • Port of New Orleans

    The Port of New Orleans has the second largest container volumes in the Gulf of Mexico. CN is already helping New Orleans emerge as a supply chain powerhouse. The railroad signed a memorandum of understanding with the port in the summer of 2015, ensuring more competitive rail movement of containerized goods through the Gulf to the U.S. Midwest.
  • Alabama State Port Authority

    Located in the Gulf of Mexico, with a deep water harbor and ready access to the U.S. Midwest, Mobile is positioned to be a major transportation hub. An expansion of the port’s container terminal and the construction of a $36 million intermodal transfer facility are expected to increase the port’s capacity by 90%.

Supply Chain Agreements

Working together is what we do here at CN. We know that it takes the right team to keep things moving, and that’s exactly why we work closely with our partners to be able to provide great service, especially with the port and terminal operators.

You may have heard the term “SLA” (or service level agreements) been thrown around before, but it’s time now to make it clear. Together, the ports, terminals, and CN have agreed on and committed to joint objectives.

We all measure and compare results on a daily basis -  things like the speed at which containers leave the port -  and when something is off, we find a solution, together. We’ve even gone as far as stationing Port Managers at many of the key ports in Canada, so that we can truly work as one and have continuous interaction.

To date, we have signed supply chain agreements with:

  • Halifax Port Authority and terminal operators Ceres and Halterm
  • Port Metro Vancouver and terminal operators TSI Terminal Services, DP World, and Squamish Terminals
  • Port of Quebec and terminal operator IMTT
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority and terminal operator DP World
  • Montreal Port Authority and terminal operators MGT and Termont
  • Port of New Orleans