CPKC: Continuous Rail Movement from Mexico through Canada

CPKC: Continuous Rail Movement from Mexico through Canada

In April 2023, for the first time since 1869, a golden spike was driven to unite two railroads: the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern, now known as the CPKC. A single line of transport now runs north through Mexico City direct to Montreal and Vancouver by way of Kansas City.

The formation of North America's first transnational railroad will have broad implications for international trade between the US, Mexico, and Canada, and embracing its potential can bring tremendous economic and social benefits.

This high level presentation by Rob Liss, vice president of MAKA Logistics, focused on the importance of this merger, the history behind it, and key factors to its future success in competing against over-the-road (OTR) service.

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Welcome and networking: 4:30-5:00 p.m. (CT)
Presentation: 5:00-5:30/45 p.m. (CT)
Happy hour hosted by MAKA Logistics: 5:45-7:00 p.m. (CT)

Event details

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Location: Schrieber Center, 16 E. Pearson St., Room 1001, Chicago
Format: In-person or Livestream

About Rob

Rob Liss started his career at Command Transportation, and moved into successive leadership roles after Command was acquired by Echo Global Logistics.

MAKA Logistics is a direct provider of intermodal service and equipment on the CPKC and BNSF rail lines; MAKA is also the largest independent agency of Armstrong Transport Group, a top 25 freight brokerage.

In his role at MAKA, Rob oversees sales for both the asset and non-asset sides of the business.