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12/01/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2020 09:55

New Chicago Multimodal Service

New Chicago Multimodal Service

Looking for capacity in the U.S. Midwest? We have a new transload service for you!

Customers shipping to Western Canada out of the U.S. Midwest can now take advantage of additional capacity from a new transload service. Fast and flexible, our new Chicago Multimodal Service combines the advantages of road and rail for a complete end-to-end supply chain solution.

This new service offering includes pick up of palletized freight directly from your facility by 53ft road trailers for transport to CN's new distribution facility in Bridgeview, IL. There the goods will be transloaded into CN-managed 40ft containers and shipped seamlessly by rail to Western Canada for final delivery.

Combined Advantages of Road and Rail

Our transload facility in Bridgeview, IL is only 16 miles from CN's Chicago Intermodal terminal. Our rail service to Western Canada runs 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Shipments can originate from a variety of points including Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri or Kentucky. Our intermodal services extend well beyond our tracks with the convenience of road service and value of rail.

  • Cost savings by using both modes of transportation
  • Seamless border crossings
  • Avoid congestion through CN's rail bypass loop around Chicago
  • 40 ft. containers handle all types of freight - load up to 55,000 lbs
  • Variety of load ratios available depending on your shipment. 1:1 53ft to 40ft or multiple 53's into multiple 40's (For example, 3 - 53's into 4 - 40ft's)
  • Environmental benefit of rail for the long haul which reduces GHG emissions
  • Short term storage available at our transload facility
  • Offering end-to-end supply chain solutions with final mile deliveries in Western Canada
  • Truckload transloads are available immediately. Complete LTL service will be available by March 2021.

Take advantage of this new service and learn more about how CN can help keep your supply chain agile and competitive.