Additional rail capacity for Western Canada
Canadian National Railways (CN) is increasing its operations in Western Canada with two additional export supply chain projects. The projects are both focused on maximising the use of rail services into the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The first train shipping thermal coal from Coalspur’s Vista Mine in Hinton (Alberta) has arrived at Ridley Terminals.
CN is also delivering the first unit train of propane from Alberta for export via the new AltaGas Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. This hub has been receiving propane since mid-April and will provide access to more attractively priced markets in Asia for propane derived from the natural gas industry based in British Columbia and Alberta. (ben)