November 23, 2007 16:18 ET

CN to celebrate opening of Prince George Intermodal Terminal and Distribution Centre

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2007) - CN will host a grand opening celebration of its new Prince George Intermodal Terminal and Distribution Centre operation Nov. 24, including a community celebration from 2-4 p.m. Pacific time.

Speakers at the grand opening ceremony will include:

- Jim Vena, CN senior vice- president - Western Region;

- Kevin Falcon, minister of transportation, Province of British Columbia;

- Colin Kinsley, mayor of Prince George; and

- Don Krusel, president and chief executive officer, Prince Rupert Port Authority.

The Prince George facility opened for business and started accepting traffic on Oct. 14. CN is using the celebration to showcase its new operation.

"CN is very proud of its new C$20 million intermodal and distribution centre, which is another example of our commitment to Prince George and northern British Columbia," said Vena. "It ensures that B.C.'s North can take full advantage of a range of economic opportunities being generated by the new Port of Prince Rupert container terminal."

The distribution centre includes an 84,000 square-foot warehouse and 10 acres of outside storage. Operated by CN WorldWide North America, the facility offers services such as product transfer, inspection, consolidation/deconsolidation, inventory control and transportation.

Loaded containers are lifted onto railway flatcars at CN's adjacent new intermodal rail yard, which features two, 2,400-foot pad tracks, trucking and truck-pick-up capabilities and an automated gate system.

CN provides direct, daily rail service from the Prince George facility to the Port of Prince Rupert.

CN's Prince George Intermodal Terminal and Distribution Centre is located at 855 River Road.

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

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