The Canadian National Railway (CN) and NorFalco, a division of Glencore, recently signed a long-term agreement to move sulfuric acid from production facilities in Ontario and Quebec to the global market.
The agreement solidifies a strategic partnership between CN and NorFalco in eastern Canada, said CN president-CEO JJ Ruest.
CN will provide transportation from NorFalco's production facilities in Sudbury and two facilities in Quebec, Rouyn-Noranda and Valleyfield.
“Safety is a core value at CN as it is for NorFalco, and NorFalco has consistently won CN’s Safe Handling Award recognizing customers that meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products,” said Ruest.
“CN will continue working closely with NorFalco thanks to this renewed long-term partnership.”
“This agreement provides NorFalco, and our customers, with a reliable rail transportation infrastructure, underpinned with a shared commitment to safety in handling and moving our product throughout our diversified customer base.”
NorFalco is one of North America's largest merchant marketers of sulfuric acid, responsible for the distribution and marketing of about 2 million tonnes per year.
Through their parent company Glencore, NorFalco has exclusive access to production from four major North American production facilities and a large trading network.