Could a Railway Influence a Super Port Location?

An interesting situation is evolving in Eastern Canada involving competing port companies seeking to establish a transshipment port for mega container ships that sail via the Suez Canal.

At one time, the tracks of two railway companies crossed Canada. However, deregulation of the competing truck transport industry increased competition and Canadian Pacific Railways (CP Rail) withdrew from Nova Scotia, leaving CN Rail as the sole mainline long-distance railway company to serve that region. CP Rail tracks extend only as far east as the Port of Saint John, where DP Ports is developing a terminal for neo-Panamax ships.

Published September 27, 2016

Last modified on November 17, 2017