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Canadian Pacific opens automotive compound in Vancouver

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image CP built the VAC on 19 acres adjacent to CP's Vancouver Intermodal Terminal. Photo – Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific officials this week marked the opening of the Class I's new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The VAC is in a prime location to handle vehicles made in North America for distribution in British Columbia, northern Washington state and parts of Alberta, as well as vehicles imported through the Port of Vancouver, CP officials said in a press release.

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Canadian Pacific continues moving record amounts of grain

Canadian Pacific continues to set records for transporting Canadian grain and grain products, marking 22.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) moved from the start of the 2018-19 crop year through May 31, the Class I announced today.

Since August 2018, CP moved about 500,000 metric tonnes more grain than ever before, breaking a record set at this time in the 2015-16 crop year, said Joan Hardy, CP's vice president sales and marketing, grain and fertilizers.

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CP to serve as Yang Ming's Canadian rail carrier

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image Canadian Pacific and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. have signed a three-year agreement calling for the Class I to serve as the company's rail carrier out of the Port of Vancouver."This agreement is a testament to our service, to our network capacity and room to grow at our inland terminals and to the tireless work we put in to understand our customers and create win-win solutions for the supply chain and the broader economy," CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel said yesterday in a press release.Effective Jan. 1, 2020, CP will handle all of Yang Ming's Vancouver traffic, which will be moved out of the Global Container Terminal's Deltaport.The agreement positions Yang Ming to connect with key North American customers due to CP's growing network of transload facilities, its live-lift operation at Portal, North Dakota, and its fast transit times between Vancouver and the Twin Cities, Chicago and beyond, CP officials said.

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Canadian Pacific elects Courville board chair

Rail News Home Canadian Pacific 5/8/2019 Rail News: Canadian Pacific
image Courville is the first woman to chair a North American Class I, according to CP.Photo – cpr.ca

Canadian Pacific's board yesterday elected Isabelle Courville as its new chair to succeed Andrew Reardon, who announced last year he is retiring.

At the company's annual shareholders meeting in Calgary, Alberta, the board also reelected Courville as a director. She is the first woman to hold the position at CP, as well as among other North American Class Is, said CP President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Creel in a press release.

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Canadian Pacific sets grain traffic record in April

Canadian Pacific moved a record amount of Canadian grain and grain products last month, the Class I announced last week.

CP moved a best-ever 2.6 million metric tons of grain and grain products, beating a previous record set in October 2018, CP officials said in a press release.

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