CN-Iowa Northern combination: Agricultural producers will benefit from cost efficiency

CN-Iowa Northern combination: Agricultural producers will benefit from cost efficiency

Des Moines Register, Heather Hampton Knodle A crucial piece of the supply chain and one of the most cost-effective modes of transportation, an efficient rail system is a make-it-or-break-it dynamic to being profitable in any production industry, namely agriculture. Across the Midwest, farmers like me focus on turning out the agricultural products that feed our…

A U.S. Rail Merger Can Have Outsized Benefits to a World in Need

A U.S. Rail Merger Can Have Outsized Benefits to a World in Need

RealClear Policy, By James ‘Spider’ Marks The war in Ukraine and the ongoing unrest in the Middle East are having economic and geopolitical consequences that could impact global stability if not ameliorated by the United States and its allies. U.S. commodities production and infrastructure development can be part of that long term solution. As recently as…

CN, Iowa Northern deal promotes access and choice for Iowa rail customers

CN, Iowa Northern deal promotes access and choice for Iowa rail customers

Corridor Business Journal, By Tracy Robinson and Daniel Sabin Iowa Northern Railway Company and the Canadian National Railway (CN) are excited to join our two freight railroads together to better serve customers and grow the Iowa economy. Iowa Northern is an Iowa success story, providing safe, reliable, and sustainable freight rail service to agricultural and…

CN Acquisition of IANR Shortline in Iowa Will Help the Region

CN Acquisition of IANR Shortline in Iowa Will Help the Region

DC Journal, By Michael Gorman Late last year the CN railroad announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the Iowa Northern Railway (IANR). The IANR comprises 275 track miles in North Central and East Central Iowa, and primarily serves agricultural and industrial shippers based in the state. The merger, confirmed as a minor transaction by…