The CP transload facility will be an expansion of CP's existing Vancouver Intermodal Facility and will benefit from turnkey rail infrastructure.
The transload facility is designed to apply Maersk's container logistics strategy and will offer customers access to a multi-commodity transload facility that will rely on the substantial use of rail instead of truck in the Vancouver market, as CP will shuttle containers to and from the ocean terminals via rail.
Omar Shamsie, President of Maersk Canada, stated:
This agreement installs more agile supply chain options and capacity to and from Vancouver for our North American customers. Marketplace fluctuations, e-commerce demands and omnichannel fulfillment are testing every company – so this integrated logistics solution with CP will clearly elevate supply chain performance
Vancouver warehouse space has been tight in 2020 – which, combined with Vancouver ports experiencing high utilizations has placed pressure on supply chain performance.
The import transload facility will be operational in 2021.