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CN is a significant shipper of fertilizers such as potash, urea and ammonia originating in Western Canada and in the U.S. With access to the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coast, we have easy access to Asian, South American and European markets where we can export or import your fertilizer.

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Allen Foster
Director of Marketing
Calgary, AB


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The grass is definitely greener here!

The world's demand for food is set to raise by 30% to 35% in the next five years. We are ready to help you supply the key fertilizer ingredients to meet this demand! With domestic and overseas reach to fertilizer markets and a seamless supply chain approach, our focus is on working together to understand your business and offer the most efficient solution to get your product to market.

Our Competitive Advantage

Access to the U.S. Corn Belt

Through key strategic investments since 1997, CN has built a network that is unparalleled in providing access to the US fertilizer market, particularly the US Midwest, the heart of the US cornbelt

Strategic Network

The EJ&E acquisition provides CN’s customers with a more efficient and consistent connection between the Eastern, Western and Southern regions of CN’s network, where our extended network can reach 75% of the US potash consumption market.


We ship well over 10 million tons of fertilizer a year!

We are the only railroad that can provide a seamless service package to the Lower Mainland Vancouver, to the Port of Prince Rupert, to Eastern Canada or to the Gulf of Mexico. Our congestion-free routing, vessel sailing time and service is a real time and money saver.  Take a look at our transit times to Asia.

High Capacity Terminals

CN has access to all bulk terminals in the lower mainland and directly services those who can handle large volumes of bulk products, such as potash, coal or grain.

Supply Chain Approach

CN has the capability to monitor and measure the total supply chain, from your mine to your terminal of choice. Our team of professionals is prepared to adapt the service as changes occur in the supply chain.

Reach Beyond Rails

CN Cargoflo locations can transload your product from rail to truck to bring your product where you need it.

Equipment & Innovation

Get the right fit for your product

CN owns and operates the largest equipment fleet in Canada. We have the quantity and variety of equipment you need to meet your transportation requirements for safe, damage-free shipping!


Price and Tariffs

Ready to ship?

The first step towards getting your goods to destination is getting a price.