esses ranging from smelting and nickel leaching to paper production. Merchandise Merchandise products move in trains of mixed freight and in various car types. Service involves delivering products to many different customers and destinations. In addition to traditional rail service, CP moves merchandise traffic through a network of truck-rail transload facilities and provides logistics services. Forest Products Forest products traffic includes wood pulp, paper, paperboard, newsprint, lumber, panel and oriented strand board shipped from key producing areas in B.C., northern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec to destinations throughout North America. Chemicals and Plastics Petroleum products consist of commodities such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, diesel, condensate, asphalt and lubricant oils. The majority of the company’s Western Canadian petroleum products traffic originates in Saskatchewan and in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, Canada’s major hydrocarbon processing region. The Bakken formation region in Saskatchewan and North Dakota is another source of condensate, LPG and natural gas liquids. Interchange with various rail interline partners gives the company access to refineries and export facilities in the Pacific Northwest, Northeast U.S. and Gulf Coast, as well as the Texas and Louisiana petrochemical corridor and port connections. The company’s chemical traffic includes products such as ethylene glycol, styrene, sulphuric acid, methanol, sodium chlorate, caustic soda and soda ash. These shipments originate from Eastern Canada, Alberta, the U.S. Midwest and the Gulf of Mexico and move to end markets in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. The most commonly shipped plastics products are polyethylene and polypropylene. Almost half of the company’s plastics originate in central and northern Alberta and move to various North American destinations. Crude Crude moves from production facilities throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and North Dakota. CP has connections to these production facilities as well as access to pipeline terminals. Oil sands products originating in northern Alberta are delivered by pipeline systems to hub terminals in Edmonton, Hardisty and the Alberta Industrial Heartland, where rail and pipeline are the options for onward transportation. CP connects to various Saskatchewan oil-producing regions, including ones in Shaunavon, Lloydminster, Kerrobert and the Bakken formation, and CP has various facilities in the North Dakota Bakken oil-producing region. CP’s main crude unloading destination terminal is located in Albany, New York. This terminal is a rail-to-vessel operation that can reach refineries along the Canadian and U.S. East Coast, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. CP also accesses other refineries and terminals on the U.S. East Coast, Gulf Coast and West Coast through established interline partnerships. Metals, Minerals and Consumer Products Metals, minerals and consumer products include a wide array of commodities such as aggregates, steel, consumer products and non-ferrous metals. Frac sand and cement are the dominant aggregates. Frac sand originates at mines located along the company’s network in Wisconsin and moves to a diverse set of shale formations across North America. The majority of the company’s cement traffic is shipped directly from production facilities in Alberta, Iowa and Ontario to energy and construction projects in North Dakota, Alberta, Manitoba and the U.S. Midwest. CP transports steel in various forms from mills in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Iowa to a variety of industrial users. The company carries base metals such as copper, lead, zinc and aluminum. CP also moves ores from mines to smelters and refineries for processing, and the processed metal to automobile and consumer products manufacturers. Consumer products traffic consists of a mix of goods, including food products, building materials, packaging products and waste products. Automotive CP’s automotive portfolio consists of four finished vehicle traffic segments: import vehicles that move through Port Metro Vancouver to Eastern Canadian markets; Cana
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7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E.
Calgary, AB T2C 4X9
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