Strategic Canadian location for the efficient movement of goods and people by road, rail, air and sea.

Halifax Gateway Connections

Strategically located on North America’s east coast, the Halifax Gateway can save you time, money and frustration when moving goods and people. Built for speed and volume, it offers a winning combination of multi-modal transportation and logistics services, modern infrastructure, exceptional service, and easy access between North America and the globe.

CN North American Railways

CN is a world-class transportation leader and the only transcontinental railway in North America. CN's 19,600-mile network spans Canada and Mid-America, connecting three coasts: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico.

CN offers fully integrated rail and other transportation services, including intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution.

With an extensive network, along with co-production arrangements, routing protocols, marketing alliances and interline agreements, CN provides connections to all points in North America and beyond.  

Did you know?

A true backbone of the economy, CN handles over $250 billion worth of goods, hauls about 20 per cent of Canada’s exports, and carries more than 300 million tons of cargo annually. If you eat it, drive it or use it, chances are CN moves it.

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CN and the Port of Halifax - A Great Partnership.

CN is a familiar face at the Port of Halifax.

CN's business and related rail services contribute $170M to economic output annually. With superior inland connections customers can get from Halifax to Chicago in as little as three days. There’s also a major cost advantage to shipping with CN through the Port of Halifax compared to U.S. Northeast ports – about $200/USD per container.

Halifax isn’t just a dot on CN’s network. CN has a dedicated team working on the ground and a port manager who collaborates with both stakeholders and customers to ensure shipping is as smooth as possible.

CN's Autoport facility at the Port of Halifax offers unparalleled value for customers. A team of experts covers everything from inspecting, equipping and detailing vehicles to final haul away by carriers or on to rail to locations across North America.

CN’s Port of Halifax terminal is also cold supply chain capable, with a container yard outfitted with 1,000 reefer plugs to keep cargo cool and fresh while en route to their final destinations.