Canadian Pacific Railway says it has increased its stake in the EMP Container Program, a move, it says, that broadens the company’s range of intermodal services in key North American markets.
EMP is a domestic interline container service that facilitates the interchange of containers between member railroads, including Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern and agent railroads such as CPR.
CPR recently expanded its role in EMP by contributing its own domestic containers and extending the program to key markets.
EMP gives CPR customers shipping between Canada, the US and Mexico access to one of the largest service networks for domestic containers. The network serves major centres such as Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Newark (Oak Island).
“CPR’s expanded role in EMP gives customers more competitive choices for how they move their product. This interline initiative strengthens CPR’s position as a North American railway and provides shippers with seamless operations for improved market reach,” said Lawre Allen, CPR’s vice president, intermodal & automotive.
CPR’s expanded EMP participation provides customers greater flexibility and better access to modern equipment. At the same time, CPR and its EMP partners can tap into the efficiencies gained by moving more traffic in containers on the growing double-stack network.
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