|CN to build new logistics park and state-of-the-art Intermodal terminal in Calgary
On February 4, 2010, CN announced it plans to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park in Conrich, Alberta, located in
Rocky View County, approximately 17km north east of Calgary.
The 680-acre park is planned to include a state-of-the-art Intermodal terminal with room for customers to co-locate with CN and
custom build their facility in place. The Logistics Park will be designed to include a multi commodity transload and warehouse facility,
an automotive compound, and a liquid/bulk transload and distribution facility. The site is strategically located a few miles east of the
Calgary International Airport and will provide fluid access to Stoney Trail and other major roadways in the Calgary area.
“We are very excited about business prospects in Alberta and this investment in the Calgary area,” said Claude Mongeau, CN
President and Chief Executive Officer. “This facility is part of our program to grow a network of logistics parks that provide seamless
and efficient transportation and distribution capabilities for customers, linking their facilities across North America.”
CAW National Council 4000 represents CN employees who work at CN Transload and Warehouse facilities at Prince George, North
Vancouver and Surrey, B.C., along with CN Agreement 5.1 members who work at the automotive compound and ramp in Montreal.
The Union is making preparations to meet with Mr. Mongeau and other senior CN executives in the coming weeks, and this will be
an item that will be placed on the Council 4000 agenda. The CAW will express interest in CN placing the additional employees hired
for this new “Calgary Logistics Park” into the CAW Bargaining Unit to become members of Local 4001, such as they did with their
new transload facilities that opened in Prince George and Surrey a couple of years ago.
Calgary is the third largest distribution centre in Canada and is becoming the logistics hub of Western Canada, serving a rapidly
expanding market. The new site provides ample space for current and planned customer initiatives, and the park will be designed
to allow easy expansion as the Calgary hub continues to grow.
The new CN Logistics Park will offer the potential for a total warehousing footprint of over two million square feet to customers who
need to distribute their goods across Western Canada, whether sourced from Asia through the West Coast or coming from eastern
Canada and the US.
This project will be subject to regulatory approval, including a thorough environmental assessment and public consultation. With a
scheduled opening expected in 2013, most of CN’s existing Calgary yard operations will shift to the new Logistics Park.
|Source: From files of cn.ca