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Canadian National Railway first-quarter profit rises 6 percent

April 29 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co reported a 6 percent jump in quarterly profit on Monday, as the country's largest railroad operator shipped higher volumes of petroleum and chemical products.

The company's net income rose to C$786 million, or C$1.08 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from C$741 million, or C$1 per share, a year earlier.

The Montreal-based company's revenue rose to C$3.54 billion ($2.63 billion) from C$3.19 billion. ($1 = C$1.34) (Reporting by Arundhati Sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)