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OCT 25, 2022

CN Railway Becomes Sole Canadian Partner in UP/NS EMP Program

Creating more capacity and expanded reach for our domestic intermodal customers

Effective October 8th, CN is proud to announce our exclusive partnership with the Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern railroads in Equipment Management Pool (EMP) program. CN continues to invest in broadening our range of intermodal services in North America. CN’s expansive 3-coast network and industry leading service, provide increased flexibility and expanded reach to shippers throughout North America.

The EMP program is a domestic interline service providing extensive coverage throughout North America, offering a fleet of more than 40,000 53-foot dry containers. CN’s participation in the EMP Program enables shippers to reach new west, east and southern markets, leveraging the networks of North America’s largest Class 1 railroads while enhancing CN’s participation in the North American supply chain. Furthermore, EMP shippers will benefit from CN’s double stacked scheduled intermodal service to and from all Canadian origins and destinations from coast to coast. The EMP program provides seamless access to all major cities within Canada, the United States and numerous major markets in Mexico.

A Strategic Partnership to Expand our Intermodal Network

  • Solid partnership with UP and NS to expand and broaden our reach across North America
  • Based on our reliable service and our extensive Canadian network
  • Offers seamless domestic and transborder interline service connecting the United States, Canada and Mexico
  • CN EMP investments through 2025 will expand the EMP fleet by ~2,500 containers and chassis

UP Destinations

Seattle Santa Teresa
TacSim San Antonio
Portland Eagle Pass
Oakland Laredo
Lathorp Houston
Sparks Dallas
Los Angeles Kansas City
Las Vegas St. Louis
Salt Lake City Council Bluffs
Denver Memphis
Phoenix Chicago

NS Destinations

Kansas City Pittsburgh
St. Louis Rutherford
Memphis Taylor
Birmingham Buffalo
Huntsville Albany
Austell Ayer
Atlanta Erail
Jacksonville Bethlehem
Titusville Morrisville
Miami Harrisburg
Charlotte Greencastle

As part of our commitment to this strategic partnership, CN will be investing in expanding the EMP fleet by 2,500 containers and purchasing additional chassis to support the program and our customers’ supply chain needs.

To start taking advantage of the EMP program through CN, contact us today!