Canadian Pacific Rail locomotives and train cars sit idle at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on May 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Pacific Rail locomotives and train cars sit idle at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on May 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CP Rail secures deal to move Maersk freight through ports of Vancouver and Montreal

Will move dry and refrigerated cargo as of March 1

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has secured an agreement with A.P. Moller-Maersk to move freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal.

The deal follows the announcement of a new transload and distribution facility to be built in Vancouver.

The strategic relationship will see the Calgary-based railway move Maersk dry and refrigerated cargo as of March 1.

No financial details about the agreement or transload facility were provided.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2020.

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