Canadian National Railway (CN) has released its 2019-2020 Winter Plan, which explains the company’s commitment to meet the needs of its customers during extreme operating conditions. The plan was devised following consultations and collaborations with customers and stakeholders.
CN’s investments in its network enable the company to increase the resiliency and recoverability in cases of extreme operating conditions, minimizing the impact of unpredictable weather.
“Despite historically low temperatures in December 2018 through March 2019, CN delivered record volumes across its network, including in heavily impacted areas such as Western Canada and Northern Ontario,” said JJ Ruest, CN president and CEO. “Growth and safety are at the core of everything we do. We believe that the formula for meeting growing customer demand safely is by investing in double tracking key corridors, upgrading our fleet, maintaining appropriate staffing levels, using air distribution cars and deploying other safety enhancing technologies. These investments also allow us to deal with extreme weather patterns safely and more effectively and enable us to recover faster when the temperature returns to seasonal norms.”
“We want to thank our customers and supply chain partners that are expanding their onsite storage capacity and fluidity,” added Ruest. “These investments are aligned with an end-to-end view of the supply chain which is critical for North America to fully realize its potential as a leader in global markets.”