CN's $2.6M mystery U.S. trips never unloaded biodiesel

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CN's $2.6M mystery U.S. trips never unloaded biodiesel

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:08 pm

CN's $2.6M mystery U.S. trips never unloaded biodiesel
'CN met its obligations as a common carrier and we have no further comment,' spokesman tells CBC

A CBC News investigation has uncovered a cross-border mystery involving unexplained shipments of biodiesel tanker cars that were sent back and forth numerous times between Canada and the U.S. by CN Rail but were never unloaded.

According to leaked internal CN documents, the rail company stood to make $2.6 million for the effort.

“CN received shipping directions from the customer, which, under law, it has an obligation to meet,” CN Rail spokesman Mark Hallman said last week. “CN discharged its obligations with respect to those movements in strict compliance with its obligations as a common carrier, and was compensated accordingly.”


It seems the same loaded cars purposely crossed the border 26 times to generate the bills for the cross border charges.

Does Biodiesel need to be kept above a certain temp to flow well to unload?



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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/201 ... pment.html
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Re: CN's $2.6M mystery U.S. trips never unloaded biodiesel

Postby CREEPING DEATH » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:10 pm

Far from the first time a 'fraud' like this has occurred - and it looks like CN is likely just doing as ordered.

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Re: CN's $2.6M mystery U.S. trips never unloaded biodiesel

Postby Milwaukee_F40C » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:21 pm

CN is just getting paid to haul goods where shippers want them to be shipped. You can't fault the railroad for making money if someone wants to ship a boxcar in circles a thousand times. You can totally blame politicians and crony businesses though. Economic regulations, such as "biofuels" and "renewables" mandates in energy always have totally predictable "unintended" consequences.
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