Rail giant CPR expands intermodal interest

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), based in Calgary, is expanding its intermodal strategy by purchasing an increased stake in the EMP Container Program, a move that broadens the company's range of intermodal services in key North American markets. EMP is a domestic interline container service that manages the interchange of containers between member railroads, including Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), based in Calgary, is expanding its intermodal strategy by purchasing an increased stake in the EMP Container Program, a move that broadens the company's range of intermodal services in key North American markets.

EMP is a domestic interline container service that manages the interchange of containers between member railroads, including Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern. CPR said it recently expanded its role in EMP by contributing its own domestic containers and extending the program to key markets. EMP now gives CPR customers shipping between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico access to one of the largest service networks for domestic containers, the railroad said.

The network serves major centers such as Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Newark, NJ. Along with its participation in the North American Container System, CPR offers a full choice of cross-border container options, it said.

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