Adapting to Changing Markets

CN is committed to helping our new and existing coal customers compete in an ever-evolving global marketplace by facilitating a sustainable coal supply chain that integrates every step along the way.

We also provide coal producers with the flexibility to reach a variety of target markets via our superior network reach and our unparalleled direct access to multiple coal export terminals on the Canadian West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.


Essential Resources
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A Far-Reaching World Class Supply Chain
A Far-Reaching World Class Supply Chain

Business Unit Overview: Coal CN - Your Industry - Coal

CN - Your Industry - Coal

  • CN is the only railway in North America with direct access to coal export terminals on the west coast of Canada and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • CN’s unparalleled access to coal export terminals offer CN customer flexibility and a fluid gateway to European and Asian markets.
  • CN’s dedicated Bulk Operations service group works with all supply chain stakeholders to manage inventories at mines and terminals as well as coordinating to meet vessel schedules.

  • CN moves an average of 45 million tonnes of coal every year.
  • CN has direct access to 13 mines, 7 petroleum coke-producing facilities, and 7 high capacity export terminals.

  • Thermal grades of bituminous coal and metallurgical coal
  • Petroleum coke
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CN’s sales team works hand-in-hand with customers to help them reach new markets and grow their business. With 24/7 customer service and a suite of digital tools for managing your shipments, we’ve built a toolkit that works for our customers.
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