Monday, April 4, 2011

Canadian National Can’t Directly Serve Maine Paper Mill - TRAINS Magazine

MADAWASKA, Maine — A federal judge has ruled Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway enjoys sole access to serve the Twin River Paper Co. mill in Madawaska, the Bangor Daily News has reported. Canadian National had asked for an injunction that would have given it access to serve the mill directly.

Twin River has been trucking its paper across the international boundary to be loaded into cars on CN, saying MM&A’s service is inadequate. CN asked Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to issue an injunction ruling that MM&A’s exclusive access to the mill was “perfectly senseless and monopolistic, yet self-serving.” A ruling in its favor would have given CN trackage right over MM&A from St. Leonard, N.B.

Woodcock chided both MM&A and Twin River for being unable to resolve their dispute amicably. “Despite the considerable gravitational forces pulling Twin Rivers and MM&A together, the current parties for reasons of history, economics, and personality seem caught in powerful centrifugal forces.”
READ: Judge: Canadian National can’t directly serve Maine paper mill - TRAINS Magazine

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