CN Train Atlantic Canada
OCT 24, 2022

A More Sustainable Way to Ship In to and Out of Atlantic Canada

Reduce your transportation supply chain GHG emissions without compromising on speed

Shipping by rail provides a more sustainable option for getting goods to market, and CN is proud to provide our customers with high speed and low carbon transportation solutions that leverage rail for the long haul and trucking over shorter distances. When it comes to shipping your merchandise to and from Atlantic Canada, CN is able to get closer to you and faster to your customers than any other railway, reducing your trucking portion and helping to lower your overall transportation supply chain GHG emissions.

With tracks that extend further into the heart of Atlantic Canada’s markets than any other rail option, as well as strategically located rail terminals throughout the region, CN is able to reduce trucking to purely first and last mile delivery. While the competition relies on larger trucking portions to access the same markets, CN is able to offer between a 20-55% reduction in GHG emissions without compromising speed versus the nearest alternative rail solution when traveling to the same points of origin/destinations in Atlantic Canada. This equates to on average 25 tonnes of GHG emissions (CO2e) saved on every 100 53ft containers shipped.

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* vs. the nearest alternative rail solution in Atlantic Canada

Choosing CN to ship to/from Atlantic Canada means:

  • Fluid, high speed, scheduled rail network with faster transit times.
  • Reducing your trucking portion by getting closer to your customer’s door by rail
  • Using rail, the most fuel-efficient way to move freight over land, for the long haul
  • Reducing your supply chain GHG emissions
  • All Canadian itinerary, no customs paper-work or US crossings required
  • Fully integrated supply chain logistics: a unique combination of rail service, trucking, warehousing and distribution that gives you the supply chain advantage you need to stay competitive
  • Less-than-truckload (LTL): best-in-class warehouse processes for appointment deliveries, shipment status updates, reverse logistics, and delivery exception reporting
  • One point of contact for all your shipping needs

CN is proud to be part of the climate solution, offering sustainable options to get your goods to market.

CN Tracks Are Closer to Your Markets in Atlantic Canada than Any Other Rail Line

* vs. the nearest alternative rail solution in Atlantic Canada

CN’s approach to calculating emissions adheres to the standard processes and guidance laid out by the GHG Protocol. Calculations are based on 100 containers at 16 US tons (14.1 metric tonnes) per container.

To start benefitting from the CN Advantage when shipping to Atlantic Canada, please contact our sales team today.