Canadian Pacific railroad on Monday opened a new intermodal facility at Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina.
The 300-acre intermodal yard is adjacent to CP's mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw.
"The actual concept and development of the GTH began over five years ago and was predicated on CP relocating its intermodal facility from downtown Regina to our current site," said Chris Dekker, president and chief executive officer of the GTH.
The new intermodal facility is designed to handle up to 250,000 containers per year, five-times more than CP's former Regina terminal.
"The opening of the new intermodal terminal will contribute to CP's commitment to supporting further growth with our customers and improving supply chain efficiency in the region," said Jane O'Hagan, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for CP.
O'Hagan added the Global Transportation Hub is a positive extension of the railway's co-location strategy.
"CP's co-location strategy positions key customer distribution centers adjacent to high-capacity intermodal facilities to drive superior efficiencies and service levels,” she said. “The GTH will offer these same advantages to the Saskatchewan market."
The railroad joins Loblaw, Consolidated Fastfrate (CFF) and the Yanke Group of Cos. in locating to the GTH. - Eric Johnson