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CP Rail CEO Says Terrorists a Greater Threat than Derailments

Posted March 03, 2015

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Eric Atkins – Globe & Mail)

The chance of a terrorist attack on a train hauling flammable goods is a greater threat to public safety than a derailment, says Hunter Harrison, chief executive officer of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.

Rerouting trains hauling dangerous goods to avoid heavily populated areas, and keeping the list of hazardous cargo from the eyes of would-be criminals are keys to hauling flammable goods safely, Mr. Harrison said on Monday in Toronto speech.

“You’ve got a vessel that’s sitting at its customer’s door that’s loaded with this stuff and somebody decides to tamper with it: That’s my greatest fear,” he said. “It can be planned to do the worst possible damage.” Click here to read more.