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quelques semaines, a déclaré M. Clements. D'ici la fin de l'année,
"If C-49 passes, CP would start signing purchase orders in a
❱ matter
of weeks," said Clements. "By the end of the year, we could ❱ nous pourrions voir suffisamment de wagons-trémies géants pour
see enough jumbo hoppers in service to speed up grain shipments
in Canada."
These orders should be good news for the Canadian railway
supply industry.
"The economic direct benefit offered by the production of new
hopper cars could manifest in additional jobs for the hopper car
manufacturers if they have to increase their production capacity to
meet demand for production," said Bognar. "It could also lead to the
creation of many indirect jobs in the service sector, which supports
those involved in the manufacturing of new hopper cars." Sectors
that stand to benefit indirectly include hopper car manufacturing
support industries such as toolmakers, raw material suppliers, and
spare part manufacturers. Local governments would also benefit
from increased employment, and more taxes being paid.
Renewing Canada's grain hopper car fleet would benefit
the environment as well. This is because the lighter weight
construction of new hopper cars requires less energy to tow them,
while their larger capacities require fewer of them to move the
same amount of grain being hauled by today's hopper car fleet.
"In the CN representative's brief to the Senate Standing
Committee, their claim for new investment was not limited
to acquiring new hopper cars, but new, more energy efficient
locomotives as well," said Bognar. "The combination of new
lighter weight, high capacity hopper cars and more energy
efficient, new design locomotives would combine to a cumulative
total of less carbon (fuel) dependency to provide a more
environmental friendly outcome combination."

Much Rides on Bill C-49

It isn't often that industry looks forward to a new government
law. But in this case, it seems safe to say that the Canadian
railway industry is looking favourably upon Bill C-49 and is eager
to see it pass.
This doesn't mean the bill is perfect, however. For
instance, according to the Financial Post, "Ottawa's update
of its transportation bill proposes an expansion of current
interswitching mechanisms to include long-haul routes up to
1,200 kilometres - a change that will give U.S. carriers far more
extensive access to the Canadian rail network, CN and CP said. CP
representatives estimated as much as 20 per cent of its revenues
will be exposed to U.S. competitors under the LHI (long-haul
interswitching) mechanism." By contrast, Canadian railways do
not gain commensurate access to U.S. markets near the border.
Nevertheless, C-49's support for investing in jumbo hopper cars
appears to be a winning proposition for Canadian railways and
their clients.
"By addressing the issues noted above, Bill C-49 offers relative
stability to the rail industry with the propensity to inspire investor
confidence," said Frank Bognar. "Considering industry experts'
predictions for higher demands in railway service (in oil transport
and multi-modal transport, investing in new, more economical,
higher capacity hopper cars would allow the carriage of more
grain with fewer cars. This could potentially resolve the issue
of western grain shipments by presenting a win-win solution for
investors, the railway industry, and grain growers." ■

accélérer les expéditions de grain au Canada ».
Ces commandes devraient être une bonne nouvelle pour
l'industrie canadienne de l'approvisionnement ferroviaire.
« L'avantage économique direct offert par la production
de nouveaux wagons-trémies pourrait se traduire par des
emplois supplémentaires, a déclaré M. Bognar. Cela pourrait
aussi mener à la création de nombreux emplois indirects
dans le secteur des services ». Les secteurs qui pourraient en
bénéficier indirectement comprennent les industries de soutien
à la fabrication de wagons-trémies, comme les outilleurs, les
fournisseurs de matières premières et les fabricants de pièces de
rechange. Les gouvernements locaux bénéficieraient également
d'une augmentation de l'emploi et des impôts payés.
Le renouvellement du parc de wagons-trémies du Canada serait
également avantageux pour l'environnement. Cela s'explique par
le fait que les nouveaux wagons-trémies, plus légers, nécessitent
moins d'énergie de traction et que leur capacité supérieure réduit
le nombre de wagons nécessaires.
« Dans le mémoire que le représentant du CN a présenté
au Comité sénatorial permanent, on parle non seulement
de l'acquisition de nouveaux wagons-trémies, mais aussi
de nouvelles locomotives plus écoénergétiques, a déclaré
M. Bognar. Les wagons-trémies plus légers et de plus
grande capacité, combinés à de nouvelles locomotives plus
écoénergétiques, réduiraient les émissions de carbone et
favoriseraient l'environnement ».

Le projet de loi C-49 suscite beaucoup d'intérêt

On voit rarement l'industrie se réjouir ainsi d'une nouvelle loi.
Mais dans ce cas-ci, on peut dire sans se tromper que l'industrie
ferroviaire voit d'un bon oeil le projet C-49.
Cela ne veut toutefois pas dire que le projet de loi est parfait.
Par exemple, selon le Financial Post, « la mise à jour d'Ottawa
de son projet de loi sur les transports propose d'étendre les
mécanismes actuels d'interconnexion pour y inclure les routes
de longue distance jusqu'à 1 200 kilomètres, un changement
qui donnera aux transporteurs américains un accès beaucoup
plus large au réseau ferroviaire canadien, ont dit le CN et le
CP. Les représentants du CP estiment que jusqu'à 20 % des
revenus de leur compagnie seront exposés à des concurrents
américains ».
Néanmoins, l'appui du projet de loi C-49 à l'investissement
dans les wagons-trémies géants semble être une
proposition gagnante.
« En s'attaquant aux problèmes susmentionnés, le projet de
loi C-49 offre une stabilité relative à l'industrie ferroviaire et
aux investisseurs, conclut Frank Bognar. Si l'on tient compte
des prévisions quant à l'augmentation de la demande de
services ferroviaires dans le transport du pétrole et le transport
multimodal, investir dans de nouveaux wagons-trémies plus
économiques et de plus grande capacité permettrait de
transporter plus de grain avec moins de wagons. Cela pourrait
régler le problème des expéditions de grain de l'Ouest en
présentant une solution gagnant-gagnant pour les investisseurs,
l'industrie ferroviaire et les céréaliculteurs ». ■

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President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
Advertiser.com
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