• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Jonathan Wahba


Senior Vice-President, Intermodal Automotive, and Bulk

Jonathan Wahba was appointed Vice-President of Sales & Marketing - Intermodal and Automotive for Canadian Pacific in December 2017. Before that time, he served as CP’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Intermodal and Grain from February 2017, when he joined the company.

Jonathan started his career as a sales representative with United Parcel Service (UPS). He held a Director, Business Development role with Canadian National, leaving in 2010 to join truckload transportation provider Schneider National as General Manager for Canada. Jonathan's most recent role prior to joining CP was Chief Operating Officer with Kriska Transportation Group, where he oversaw a doubling of the organization's revenue through a series of acquisitions. His extensive general management experience in the transportation industry, from trucking to rail, supports CP's strong intermodal business. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Queen’s University.

Sessions With Jonathan Wahba

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 09:10am - 09:45am (CST) / 27/sep/2023 02:10 pm - 27/sep/2023 02:45 pm

    The New Landscape for Cross-Border Intermodal

    In April, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern officially combined to form CPKC. The newly merged railroad wasted no time in providing new intermodal options to shippers: launching a daily train from central Mexico to Chicago in partnership with Schneider National and Swift Intermodal. In response, Canadian National, Ferromex, and Union Pacific announced a joint service called Falcon Premium connecting Mexico with Detroit and Canada, interchanging in Eagle Pass, Texas, and Chicago. The BNSF-J.B. Hunt option also remains firmly in the mix given that J.B. Hunt owns more containers than any other domestic intermodal provider. This session will explore the options available to shippers who might be considering near-shoring to Mexico, and what investments are being made to provide a reliable and cost-competitive alternative to trucking on cross-border freight.