CANADA: CN and Google Cloud have announced a seven-year strategic technology partnership.

This includes collaboration to develop a digital platform to give customers more visibility of logistics planning, shipping and payments, with simplified ordering and automated tracking.

CN will also gradually move the majority of its digital infrastructure, including SAP applications, from on-premises to Google Cloud’s always-on global network, enabling it to scale with customer and industry demands, simplify its IT systems and reduce product delivery lead times.

‘The transportation and logistics industry is evolving rapidly to build more resilient, responsive supply chains that adapt to global events and provide customers more visibility and flexibility’, said Jim Lambe, Managing Director of Google Cloud Canada. ‘We’re proud to partner with CN as it leverages technology to reimagine the future of the railway system.’