MONTREAL, Dec. 19, 2007 - announced that it has won the 2006 Vendor of the Year Award in the rail category from Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation. CN won the same award in 2004.

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation is agent for Evergreen Line, a joint service that includes Evergreen Marine (Taiwan) LTD, Evergreen Marine UK (LTD), formerly HATSU Marine LTD, Italia Marittima SpA and Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) LTD.

CN transports over its network international containers for Evergreen between the port of Vancouver and CN terminals in Toronto, Montreal and other major centres.

Wesley Brunson, president of Evergreen Shipping Agency, said: ‘In 2006 CN provided excellent service to our mutual customers. A consistent high level of performance in comparison to CN’s competitors has earned CN this award.’

E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: ‘CN is honoured to receive this award, which recognizes the hard work and dedicated efforts of the CN team in delivering superior service to Evergreen, one of our major customers. CN is determined to remain at the forefront of rail service providers to Evergreen and to accept its challenge to continually improve our product offering.’ Evergreen Shipping Agency honours one North American railway annually for excellence in the areas of quality, service and support during the preceding year. Railways are assessed in seven areas, including consistency of product, overall value to Evergreen, and conformity with the agency’s quality system and information technology.