CP is working on 'planting a steamship flag' in Saint John this year as Kreel puts it. I've been told its an existing carrier at Montreal moving to Saint John due to the draft restrictions in the St. Lawrence.
Searsport is having some designs made up to accommodate unit trains (you can imagine what that would look like). There are several ship-side bulk transfer operations directly from railcars, IE no storage medium such as an enclosed a-frame, a good example of this is Thunder Bay.
And funny thing about Thunder Bay... its the eastern most Potash terminal on CP, so wouldn't it be nice if they had something tidewater rather than again via the St. Lawrence.
Here is the info on Thunder Bay:
https://www.canpotex.com/our-business/l ... -terminals
The KIA contract was lost to CN right after Megantic, so CMQ never moved an auto. Glovis which is the logistics arm of Hyundai and handles auto moves, comes online September 1st and will use Saint John to distribute cars locally. Export/import is also being discussed. Fiat Christler also comes online July 1 but nothing mentioned yet this far East, also Toyota Canada business is coming online too (same story, no mentioned of Toyota coming east but one can assume they'd use SJ for local auto distribution).
All-in-all a lot in the pipeline, but track work is the first matter of business. Several gangs are working the Canadian side replacing ties. Ballast coming too but no mention yet of new rail, although they did run the grinder to reprofile in a lot of places. It is conceivable that CP will pull the life out of the CWR in decent shape, and upgrade the stick rail that is old or less than 115LB.