CP establishing Montreal transload terminal

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific is establishing a multi-commodity transload terminal providing transportation and distribution services from CP’s existing and strategically located Côte Saint-Luc yard in Montreal.

In collaboration with Quebec-based freight transportation service provider TYT Group, the transload terminal will offer multi-commodity transload services and logistics solutions to customers in urban centres along the east coast.

“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, CP 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.”

Canadian Pacific will build the terminal in multiple phases, while TYT will operate the facility. The first phase is the construction, by CP, of a new 118,000 square foot rail-served facility designed to help in the receiving, unloading, carrying and delivery of rail traffic.

Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed in June 2020. The facility is surrounded by more than 4,000ft of existing and adjacent track, making this location ideal for indoor or outdoor transloading operations. The facility’s interior incorporates track infrastructure sufficient to accommodate over 18 railcars, protecting products from the elements year-round. All facility features will be built so they can be expanded for future growth.

The yard also has access to highways 20, 13, 40 and 520 and close proximity to the Port of Montreal.