VANCOUVER and MONTREAL, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (TSI) announced today a supply chain collaboration agreement aiming to enhance service levels to their mutual customers and draw greater volumes of container traffic over Port Metro Vancouver. A MOU has been signed that will drive strong mutual focus on system efficiencies, improved communication, and close monitoring of their gateway performance.
The CN-TSI pact is a companion to CN's recent supply chain collaboration agreement with Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) designed to promote balanced accountability among all Port stakeholders.
TSI is the largest container terminal operator in Canada, handling approximately 70 per cent of the containerized cargo moving through its two terminals which it operates under long-term lease at PMV.
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "TSI is an important partner of CN in serving the international steamship container lines calling at Port Metro Vancouver. This agreement aims to improve supply chain performance at the Port by establishing a close working relationship with TSI in support of increased efficiency and service innovation."
Michael Moore, president and chief executive officer of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT), TSI's parent company, said: "We are pleased to be able to partner with a world class railroad for the benefit of our Canadian and American clients. We look forward to reducing dwell time and increasing the fluidity of the Asia Pacific Gateway with this arrangement."
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.
GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the largest financial institutions in Canada. The Company operates four container terminals through three principal businesses in North America: TSI Terminal Systems Inc. in Vancouver and Delta, British Columbia; New York Container Terminal on Staten Island, New York; and Global Terminal & Container Services in Bayonne, New Jersey. For more information on Global Container Terminals, visit the company's website at www.globalterminals.com
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For further information: For further information: For CN: Media: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, (905) 669-3384; Investment Community: Robert Noorigian, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052; For TSI: Lori Janson, Director, Corporate Communications, (604) 251-9350