DAILY NEWS Jan 14, 2013 5:45 PM - 0 comments

CP's new intermodal facility in Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub now open

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REGINA, Sask -- Canadian Pacific has opened its new Intermodal Facility at Saskatchewan’s Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina.

The facility, located on a 300-acre industrial footprint, is positioned adjacent to CP’s mainline between Regina and Moose Jaw and increases capacity for intermodal customers.

The new intermodal facility is designed to process up to 250,000 container handlings per year or five times more container handlings per year when compared to CP's former Regina terminal.

"As an integral part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway the GTH is a timely opportunity for new business and investment," said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GTH.

The concept and development of the GTH began over five years ago and was predicated on CP relocating its Intermodal Facility from downtown Regina to the current site.

 Canadian Pacific joins Loblaw, Consolidated Fastfrate (CFF) and the Yanke Group of Companies in locating to the GTH, which encompasses about 1,700 acres of serviced land.

The Global Transportation Hub is an extension of the railway's co-location strategy, which positions key customer distribution centres adjacent to high-capacity intermodal facilities to drive efficiencies and service levels.

Intermodal trains move a wide variety of international and  domestic products – ranging from consumer products such as electronic, clothing and furniture to auto parts and agricultural specialty crops such as peas, beans, lentils, soya beans and alfalfa.

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