JERSEY CITY, N.J., and MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. announced today that it has named CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) as its 2014 Railroad Company of the Year in recognition of CN's "consistent high level of performance."
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. serves as North American General Agent for Evergreen Line. Evergreen is a global ocean carrier that serves all continents with container ships. Among its many trade routes, Evergreen Line is the major containerized shipping company serving the east coast of Asia and west coast of North America. The company operates more than 150 container ships calling on 240 ports worldwide in about 80 countries.
Roy Amalfitano, president of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., said: "CN's consistent high level of performance, particularly in comparison to its competitors, has earned CN this recognition. Evergreen appreciates and recognizes CN's excellence in quality, service and support. We thank CN and its employees and encourage the company to continue to provide the quality of service that we are recognizing now and going forward."
JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "CN is honoured by Evergreen's award, which recognizes our clear focus on supply chain collaboration and making our mutual customers more competitive in their end markets."
Evergreen Line discharges and loads containers for CN at Port Metro Vancouver. CN hauls Evergreen Line traffic between the port and major markets in North America, including Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Detroit.
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., 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: Media: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications & Public Affairs, (905) 669-3384, [email protected]; Investment Community: Janet Drysdale, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052, [email protected]; For Evergreen: Suzie Chu, BSY Associates, Inc., (732) 817-0400, ext. 14; Peter H. Wan, Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., (201) 761-3383