MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — For the seventh month in a row CN has moved record amounts of grain, the company moved 7.76 million tonnes of grain in the third quarter of 2020.
In September, CN moved over 2.81 million tonnes of Canadian grain compared with the previous record of 2.6 million tonnes set in 2016 and 2.43 million tonnes in August, which compared with the previous record of 2.31 million tonnes set in 2014.
Allen Foster, vice president of bulk at CN, said harvest conditions have been good and demand for Canadian grain is strong across global markets.
“CN’s people are truly essential, they move the economy,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN. “I am proud of them and of the critical services they are providing, especially in these challenging times. The collaboration at all levels, from Prairie grain farmers, to British Columbia coastal terminal operators has been exemplary. Grain demand is enabling the return to active employment of many of our people and with the addition of 1,500 new locally-built, high capacity grain cars, the CN ONE TEAM looks forward to breaking more records.”