JUN 16, 2021

Underground to the cloud: CN APIs help Conuma plan for the future

CN APIs are having a positive impact on customer experience because they provide increased connectivity, reliability and offer new levels of supply chain visibility. APIs are not just for intermodal or carload customers – all CN customers can consume our APIs and benefit today.

Conuma, a leading Canadian producer and exporter of premium steelmaking coal, uses CN unit trains to deliver their product to Asian customers via the Port of Prince Rupert. Conuma consumes CN GPS APIs that provide a very granular view of the location, speed and direction of movement of CN unit trains – with data that is refreshed every five minutes.

When Conuma contacted CN to discuss the possibility of using CN’s API’s to provide visibility on the return of empty inbound trains en route back to the coal mines, the digital engagement team immediately got to work in collaboration with Conuma.

Now, Conuma’s operational crews can see where the cars are located at all times via a digital screen at the load out area. Precisely locating inbound unit trains en route back to Tumbler and Falls, British Columbia helps Conuma with their mine production schedules and workforce planning - two important key metrics that will help them drive up efficiencies within their overall operations.

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