Redefining Transload Solutions
FEB 23, 2024

Redefining Transload Solutions: A Multilateral Collaboration Between CN, Kuehne+Nagel, and Western IntermodeX

At CN, we strive to innovate and enhance our services to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Through a collaborative effort between CN, Kuehne+Nagel, and Western IntermodeX, we are paving the way for seamless, efficient, and sustainable freight transportation.

This partnership brings together the expertise of industry leaders, each specializing in different core areas of transportation, to offer unparalleled solutions to our customers.

Key contributions from each partner:


Kuehne+Nagel utilizes their expertise in sea logistics, global trade networks, cutting-edge digital ecosystem, and excellent customer experience.

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Western IntermodeX provides transloading service with timely port dray, warehousing, container yard (CY) services and technology platforms for inventory management.

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CN contributes industry-leading intermodal rail service, container capacity, customs expertise, and final mile dray service to ensure reliable and efficient transportation across North America, from port to doorstep.


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Cost Optimization
By offering a smooth single service offering to shippers from discharge in Prince Rupert and Vancouver to final destinations in Canada and the United States, we are enhancing efficiency and reducing costs. Through coordinated efforts, loads are moved from start to finish, including customs processes to smoothly cross borders to the United States.

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Diversification and Adaptability
Customers can reconsolidate shipments with less than container load (LCL) shipping, where cargo shares container space with other small shipments, reducing costs by paying only for the space used. Additionally, it is easy to combine or adjust inventory for specific destinations as needed.

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Sustainable Solutions
The innovative approach of consolidating cargo from ocean containers to 53-foot containers not only reduces landed costs but also minimizes our carbon footprint, contributing to a greener future.

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Enhanced Connectivity
Through CN's three-coast network and strategic partnerships with leading intermodal service providers such as Hub Group, as well as an Equipment Management Pool (EMP) program with Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern, our customers gain access to an extensive North American coverage. With combined assets of over 220,000 containers, we offer unparalleled accessibility, ensuring seamless connectivity to extended points across the continent.

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Streamlined Operations Transloading is at the heart of our solution, adding speed, agility, and flexibility to the supply chain using domestic intermodal networks. Shippers can now diversify their supply chains with an alternative to traditional routes, optimizing their logistics strategies and ensuring consistent transit times.

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to innovate and transform the way freight is transported across North America and beyond.