Metals and Minerals
Deepening Customer Engagement
Innovation and customer service are at the centre of CN’s commitment to the Metals and Minerals supply chain. Metals and minerals are inherently cyclical commodities, with demand following macroeconomic drivers such as construction and oil and gas activity. For this reason, we make it our business to maintain close relationships with our customers in order to understand their markets and key drivers. These strong relationships enable us to plan our service offerings effectively and to continue to offer innovative supply chain solutions that support our customers and help them reach new markets.

  • Unique rail access deep into the base metals, iron ore, and frac sand mining regions as well as core aluminum and steel production areas of North America.
  • Our mobile transport trays can load up to 50,000lbs into a container in less than a minute.
  • CN has the network reach, equipment, transload facilities, port access, and supply chain solutions to get our customers’ products to market quickly and safely.

  • CN is the top mover of aluminum, iron ore and base metal ore in North America.
  • CN serves 10 aluminum smelters, more than any other railroad in North America.
  • CN has the largest active fleet of railcars for metals in Canada.
  • Our network includes 16 strategically-located metals distribution centres.

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