The JOC article about CP's Saint John intermodal prospects is very interesting. Building substantial sustainable container traffic at Saint John for CP is clearly not a slam dunk. Even with DP World at SJ getting a $205M public investment makeover to attain 300,000 annual TEU is equivalent to a little more than one 5,000 TEU ship (ie, the Montreal max) per week.
I'm puzzled by this sentence in the JoC article:
By the end of the year, CP said investment will be in place to keep rail dwell times — the time it takes to transport containers from the marine terminal to the rail ramp — under two days, and rail transits of within 24 hours to Montreal, 48 hours to Toronto, and 70 hours to Chicago.
Why will it take 2 days to dray a container between the port and the NBS container yard? Does that include getting container on or off the ship?
I give CP a lot of credit for its investment in pursuing this business.