Canadian National Railway Company (CN) plans to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park in Conrich, located in Rocky View County north east of Calgary. The 680-acre park is planned to include an intermodal terminal with room for customers to co-locate with CN and custom build their facility in place.
The Logistics Park will be designed to include a multi-commodity transload and warehouse facility, an automotive compound, and a liquid/bulk transload and distribution facility. The facility is part of CN’s program to grow a network of logistics parks that provide transportation and distribution capabilities for customers, linking their facilities across North America, explains Claude Mongeau, CN’s president and CEO.
Calgary is the third largest distribution center region in Canada and is becoming the logistics hub of Western Canada, serving a rapidly expanding market. The park will be designed to allow easy expansion as the Calgary hub continues to grow.
The new CN Logistics Park will offer the potential for a total warehousing footprint of over two million square feet to customers who need to distribute their goods across Western Canada, whether sourced from Asia through the West Coast or coming from eastern Canada and the US.
This project will be subject to regulatory approval, including a thorough environmental assessment and public consultation. With a scheduled opening expected in 2013, most of CN’s Calgary yard operations will shift to the new Logistics Park. CN will also continue to provide rail service to customers along its existing lines in the City of Calgary.