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Reduction of CN Rail max weight - March 15, 2023

Service Update: Reduction of CN Rail max weight

Dear Valued Customers,

In order to continue to maximize loading of exports out of specific US Midwest terminals destined to the Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert, Canadian National (CN)  will limit loading of all shipments moving in 40’ containers to a maximum of 52,000 lbs. Gross Cargo Weight (exclusive of container tare weight).

The weight limitation will allow CN to double stack export loads on our trains, thereby creating additional capacity to facilitate handling additional exports and help exporters reach overseas markets in a more predictable and timely manner.

This new measure will be effective April 10th, 2023 and will only apply to the following CN Intermodal terminals: Joliet, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Chippewa Falls, WI, destined to Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert. 


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