CN Montreal Relief Container Yard & Tariff Update

blog | Jul 29, 2022

CN Montreal Relief Container Yard & Tariff Update

Further to the notice we sent regarding CN's opening of a third relief container yard in the Toronto area, we would like to advise you that a similar action is being taken in Montreal. 

Parts of the Canadian supply chain have been disrupted because of high import dwells at various intermodal terminals, including CN’s Montreal Terminal. In order to keep the consumer goods supply chain moving and maintain fluidity at the ports, CN will open a relief container yard in the Montreal area, effective August 1st, 2022:

Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal 
515 Boulevard des Erables 
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec J6T 6G3

Days of Operation: Monday through Sunday 
Hours of Operation: 07:00 to 19:00 


Please note the following important information concerning the Valleyfield Intermodal Terminal:

  • Export loaded containers will not be accepted at Valleyfield.  
  • Customers can return empty containers destined to certain port terminals at Valleyfield. CN will contact individual customers to discuss empty return options. 
  • CN will identify containers at the origin port (prior loading to rail) and will rail shuttle the identified traffic to Valleyfield. This will be to relieve congestion and at CN’s discretion. 
  • Customers who would like to select specific containers to be moved to the Valleyfield terminal, please note that the change must occur 72 hours prior to vessel arrival at the port. Please send an email to [email protected] with details. 
  • The pick up location for any containers transferred to this location will be updated and can be found here. 

CN 9100 will be updated August 1st, 2022 and is now available on the CN website. The changes include the following:



6905: Transfer of loaded intermodal equipment from Montreal Taschereau Terminal to Valleyfield Terminal. 

New tariff item: 

  • Rail shuttle and in-gate fee: $550 per unit. 
  • Storage fee: $300 per unit per day. 
  • 24 hours free time, which starts at 0700 on the day after deramp or placed in storage at the terminal. Storage starts at 0700 after the free time ends. 

CN would like to remind clients of their off-peak hour storage incentive that provides savings and facilitates the flow of traffic at off-peak hours. Details of this incentive are available in CN 9100 item 6500. 
CN encourages all stakeholders to pick up their import containers in a timely manner from terminals. 
For any questions, please contact your CN Account Manager. 
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Source: CN  


Please be advised that along with the above-mentioned, additional fees will apply for pick up and delivery of containers from this location due to increased distance.  

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