CN sets grain movement record

MONTREAL — CN has set a new record for the tenth consecutive month by shipping over 2.84 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload.

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This brings the volume of grain moved in the 2020-2021 crop year to-date via carload to 14.5 MMT, exceeding the previous all-time record pace volume by nearly 2 MMT, or over 15 per cent. CN said it remains on record pace for containerized grain shipments from western Canada.

“We are proud of the great efforts of our team of CN railroaders and those of our supply chain partners who, once again went above and beyond to move Canadian grain to markets,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at CN. “These record grain shipments are coming at the same time as CN is shipping very high volumes of many other commodities such as lumber, potash, propane and consumer goods.”