CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Canadian Pacific (CP) plans to build a new multi-commodity transload terminal that offers transportation and distribution services from CP’s existing Côte Saint-Luc yard in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The terminal will be built by CP in multiple phases and operated by TYT, a Quebec-based freight transportation service provider. The first phase is the construction, by CP, of a new 118,000-square-foot rail-served facility that is designed to assist in the receiving, unloading, carrying and delivery of rail traffic. Phase 1 is currently scheduled to be completed in June 2020.
“We continue to leverage our strategic land holdings and invest in transloads across the network to create additional connections, improve service and provide our customers with new end markets,” said John Brooks, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer. “With a great supply chain enabler like TYT Group, this project enhances our footprint in the Montreal area by building capacity and expanding our ability to provide customers with value beyond rail, through trucking and transload services.”
In close collaboration with TYT Group, the transload terminal will offer multi-commodity transload services and logistics solutions to customers in urban centers along the east coast, helping further extend CP’s reach to markets not directly served by rail.
CP said the facility is surrounded by more than 4,000 feet of existing and adjacent track, making the location ideal for indoor or outdoor transloading operations that are necessary to serve its customers. The facility’s interior incorporates track infrastructure sufficient to accommodate over 18 railcars, to protect customers’ products from the elements year-round. All facility features will be built so they can be expanded for future growth.
CP said it is considering other opportunities for the balance of its Côte Saint-Luc yard. With easy access to highways 20, 13, 40 and 520 and close proximity to the Port of Montreal, the yard and terminal are strategically positioned to create supply chain efficiencies for CP and customers by allowing for faster, flexible and more reliable service, the company said.
“Group TYT is proud to collaborate with CP to bring this unique project to Montreal,” said Patrick Turcotte, president and chief executive officer of TYT Group. “Strategically located inside CP’s Côte Saint-Luc yard, this multi-commodity transload will offer customers better optionality and more consistent service overall. Our agreement with CP is built on service, reliability and trust and we look forward to working together to provide long-term value to our customers.”