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Malport Smart Yard

Malport Smart Terminal Enhancements

Improving Capacity and Service Level

At CN, we’re dedicated to continuous improvement. As we look at the expected growth in the near future, we have embarked on a journey to build our capacity and further improve customer service at the Malport Intermodal Terminal (Malport) through the launch of the Smart Terminal Project.

The Smart Terminal Project is a multiyear initiative. Malport is one of the first terminals where Smart Terminal changes will be deployed. This initiative is aimed to support year over year volume growth and customer service levels.

In light of this focus, we have redesigned our Malport yard, which will help improve capacity, and service levels, while maintaining our priority for safety.

Some of the changes to the yard include:

  • New naming conventions for the aisles and container piles for added granularity:
    • Aisles start with aisle 2 (closest to track C302) followed by aisles 3, 4 and 5 (closest to track C305)
    • Container piles will be divided into lettered zones starting with letter A at the far east side.
  • Streamlined aisle width to ensure fluidity, reduce congestion and enhance safety.
  • Added in new zone and directional signs to safely navigate the yard:
    • New zone signs will help carters locate containers across the yard. These will be installed at the end of each zone.
    • New directional signs will be installed to direct carters across the yard. These will be located near the entrance and at the far east end of the yard.

These changes will help our carter community quickly locate containers, resulting in improved service time, reduced congestion while improving the overall experience for every carter.