The Rupert Transload
sailing from Asia
Save up to 4 days of transit time importing your cargo through Prince Rupert vs other West Coast ports, such as Seattle/Tacoma or LA/Long Beach.
Quickest rail connection
to US Midwest
Connect with over 100 Million consumers across North America with CN’s unparalleled network. Expand your reach even further with CN’s intermodal partners.
service from port to door
Transloading adds efficiency and flexibility by consolidating ocean containers to domestic 53’ containers, saving time and money.
Speed to Market
CN destinations depicted above are a small sample of CN-served locations on its network.
In addition, CN in partnership with other supply chain carriers, reaches most major markets in Canada, the US, and Mexico.
How It Works
Adds agility and flexibility to your supply chain with intermodal rail
Integrates drayage and transload to allow goods to travel efficiently in 53’ domestic containers
Consolidates import containers (4:3 or more) to reduce landed costs and carbon footprint
Bypasses distribution centers with critical goods and delivers economic value by combining first, middle and final mile to your supply chain
Enables distribution efficiency by allocating inventory post purchase
Access to US markets through Canada is seamless with our bonded warehouse and integrated distribution service
What type of cargo can be transloaded?
Finished goods or materials for production can all be transloaded through Prince Rupert. Goods can be floor loaded, palletized, on a slip sheet or crated, we handle it all.
What are the benefits of consolidation?
By consolidating four ocean containers into three domestic rail containers, costs and carbon emissions can be reduced, while providing importers with the flexibility to redistribute cargo upon arrival in North America.
Which North American markets do you serve?
CN’s intermodal program serves major cities like Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Toronto and Montreal among others. Additional cities not directly served by CN can be accessed through CN’s partner network.
How do I ship US destined goods through a Canadian port?
Cargo destined for the US can transit through Canada without clearing customs (under bond), including transloading activities. Our team of customs specialists ensures that all cargo has the necessary bonds and clearances upon reaching its final destination.
How are the shipments coordinated and tracked?
The synchronized collaboration among port, rail, drayage, and transload teams guarantees swift pickup, seamless transloading, thorough documentation, and daily status updates.
What our clients are saying
Canadian Tire Corporation
The transload program we have developed in Canada gives us flexibility on the port call and better control of our cargo the minute it arrives in North America. IntermodeX’s reliability and depth of services in Prince Rupert gives us the confidence that our retail cargo is transloaded in a safe and efficient manner. With CN’s robust intermodal network, Canadian Tire Corporation is able to efficiently reach markets across the country, from Prince Rupert, to help make life in Canada better for our customers.
Kuehne+Nagel is proud to collaborate with CN and Western IntermodeX to transload and further enhance our commitment to a sustainable future, while ensuring consistent excellence, easy solutions, and cost-effective operations across global markets.
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