MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has unveiled an
easy-to-use greenhouse gas-emissions calculator showing CN is the right
environmental choice for shipping freight.
The new calculator, located at www.cn.ca/GHG_calculator, allows shippers
to measure emissions savings for shipments using CN versus truck. Users simply
select imperial or metric units, enter the distance and weight for the
shipment, and click on the "calculate" button to get the results.
James Foote, CN executive vice-president, Sales and Marketing, said: "The
new calculator is a powerful tool demonstrating the significant environmental
and energy-saving benefits of using CN.
"Rail emits six times less greenhouse gases (GHG) than heavy trucks.
Plus, rail consumes a fraction of the fuel to transport one tonne of freight
one kilometre. In fact, we can move one tonne of freight 197 kilometres on
just one litre of fuel."
CN Intermodal - using a combination of rail and truck - offers the green
advantage to shippers not directly served by rail. The intermodal combination
for shipments moving more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles), according to
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cuts fuel use and greenhouse
gas emissions by 65 per cent, compared with using truck alone.
CN has a comprehensive corporate environmental policy and works closely
with the rail industry in Canada and the United States and government agencies
on ways to reduce its emissions.
The company's innovative Precision Railroading model, and partnership
agreements with other railroads to share assets and deliver interchange
traffic at the most efficient gateways, have also increased efficiencies and
reduced fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, CN continues to renew its
locomotive fleet with modern fuel-efficient replacements that comply with the
latest EPA requirements.
CN's hard work on environmental initiatives is paying off - since 1990
the company has decreased its GHG emissions per tonne/kilometre by
approximately 31 per cent.
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway
subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert,
B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key
metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth,
Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis,
St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North
America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Mark Hallman (Media), Director, Communications,
CN, (905) 669-3384; Robert Noorigian (Investment Community), Vice-President,
Investor Relations, CN, (514) 399-0052