CN opens Chippewa Falls intermodal yard
Canadian National Railway has opened a new intermodal terminal at Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Located 100 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, CN said it offers Wisconsin and Minnesota customers new options to ship and receive goods in containers.
"This terminal gives companies in the Upper Midwest direct and efficient single-rail-line access to new North American and global markets via our continental network as well as the ports we serve on the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf coasts," said Jean-Jacques Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, in a statement.
"Today we are moving consumer products from world markets to Chippewa Falls, and providing the region growing opportunities to export grain and manufactured goods," he added.
The terminal offers twice-weekly train service with fifth morning availability from the West Coast for intermodal containers. Located on 8.5 acres at CN's Chippewa Falls Yard, the terminal features a 2,500-foot-long intermodal loading and unloading track, plus an onsite grain transfer facility.