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The Rupert Transload
Advantage

Fastest
sailing from Asia

Fastest 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

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.

Optimized transload
service from port to door

Transload services to optimize cargo

Transloading adds efficiency and flexibility by consolidating ocean containers to domestic 53’ containers, saving time and money.

Speed to Market

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

Containers move from port to bonded warehouse on arrival in Prince Rupert.

Containers move from port to bonded warehouse on arrival in Prince Rupert.

Cargo is consolidated into waiting 53' domestic container and delivered to rail for loading to destination city.

Cargo is consolidated into waiting 53′ domestic container and delivered to rail for loading to destination city.

The 53' rail container departs Prince Rupert, clears customs en route, and is delivered to door at destination.

The 53′ rail container departs Prince Rupert, clears customs en route, and is delivered to door at destination.

Why Transload?

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

Questions?

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

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.

Contact us

Ready to chat? Give us a call

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Tony Bianco
Director of Sales – Domestic Intermodal Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing

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Andrew MacDonell
Director Commercial Strategy & Business Development

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