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Volume Growth Returns in Canadian Pacific's Q3; OR Trending in the Right Direction

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Following the appointment of railroading legend Hunter Harrison as CEO in 2012, Canadian Pacific embarked on a profitability turnaround that proved successful. Initially upon taking the helm, Harrison closed numerous intermodal terminals and hump yards to rightsize the network. He also sold nonessential rail lines, turned over leadership, cut the workforce by 40%, cut locomotives, and returned thousands of leased cars.

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Canadian Pacific is a CAD 8 billion Class-1 railroad operating on more than 12,500 miles of track across most of Canada and into parts of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. It is the second-smallest Class I railroad by revenue and route miles. In 2021, CP hauled shipments of grain (22% of freight revenue), intermodal containers (22%), energy products (like crude and frac sand), chemicals, and plastics (20%), coal (8%), fertilizer and potash (10%), automotive products (5%), and a diverse mix of other merchandise.

7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E.
Calgary, AB, T2C 4X9, Canada
T +1 403 319-3591
Industry Railroads
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 13,144

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