CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Canadian Pacific (CP) set a new record for shipping grain and grain products in the 2019-20 crop production year.
CP moved 29.52 tonnes this crop year, exceeding last year’s record of 26.77 million tonnes by 2.75 million tonnes, or 10%.
“The world depends on Canadian farmers for food and we understand the important role CP and the grain supply chain play in getting crops to market,” said Keith Creel, president and chief executive officer of CP. “In this banner crop year, the men and women of CP proved again they’re more than ready for the task. I am immensely proud of the CP family and the entire grain supply chain in delivering a second consecutive crop-year record, and by such a significant margin. This truly shows the value of CP’s capacity for the movement of grain.”
The Canadian rail company also broke the previous July record with a 2.5-million tonne haul. The July record is CP’s ninth monthly record set during the 2019-20 crop year.