WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — CN broke another of its grain shipping record this October moving 2.8 million tonnes of grain and processed grain products. The previous record, set in April 2019, was 2.7 million tonnes.

Allen Foster, vice-president of Bulk at CN

“We are all part of the same supply chain, and as a railway CN fully understands the impacts that weather can have on the end-to-end supply chain,” said Allen Foster, vice-president of Bulk at CN. “Investment at every step of the supply chain — from producers and grain companies to CN’s investment in new hopper cars, increased network capacity, and a more modern locomotive fleet — all played a role in delivering a record month.”

CN said cold and wet weather this fall has negatively affected the pace of grain deliveries, leaving rail capacity significantly under-utilized. Despite harvest delays and international trade restrictions, CN has moved more than 6.7 million tonnes so far this year.

CN transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route miles spanning Canada and mid-America.