CP opens up new intermodal facility

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
January 18, 2013 - LM Editorial

Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) said this week it has opened its new intermodal facility at Saskatchewan’s Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina.

Company officials said that this facility is located on a 300-acre industrial footprint that is strategically positioned adjacent to CP’s mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw and increases capacity and service reliability for intermodal customers with enhanced and more competitive services.

And they added that the new intermodal facility is designed to process up to 250,000 container handlings per year or five times more container handlings per year when compared to CP’s former Regina terminal.

CP’s former intermodal facility in downtown Regina operated on a small and inefficient footprint of about 17 acres, said Ed Greenberg, CP spokesperson. The new intermodal facility, with an industrial area of about 300 acres, has been designed with sufficient potential capacity to handle an increasing number of intermodal trains, he added.

“The new terminal provides the additional capacity and location to better serve our customers,” noted Greenberg. “As an example, the Global Transportation Hub is a positive extension of CP’s co-location strategy, which positions key customer distribution centers adjacent to high-capacity intermodal facilities.  The GTH offers these same advantages to the Saskatchewan market.”

In terms of competitive benefits this facility provides for CP, Greenberg said that
it will contribute to CP’s commitment to supporting any further growth with its customers and improving supply chain efficiency in the region. And he said it will also enhance CP’s competitive access to key North American and world markets.

Other companies setting up shop at the GTH include Loblaw, Consolidated Fastfrate (CFF) and the Yanke Group of Companies.

“Through clients like CP, the GTH is stimulating economic development through new jobs, private-sector investment and enhanced access to global supply chains.” Minister Responsible and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GTH the Hon. Bill Boyd said in a statement.  “As an integral part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway the GTH is a timely opportunity for new business and investment.”



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Jeff Berman, News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman.

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