MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — For the ninth month in a row CN continues to rack up grain shipping records, setting a new November record of over 3.12 million tonnes of Canadian grain shipped.
It is also the second month in a row CN moved more than three million tonnes of grain with a total of 3.27 million tonnes moved in October.
“We are proud of the role we are playing in keeping the agri-food supply chain moving and we are preparing for the challenges that the colder months will have in store,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CN. “We remain on track to keep meeting our objectives as set out in the 2020-2021 Grain Plan and Winter Plan. The new high efficiency grain hopper cars that have started coming into service will also help us move more grain. Our CN team of expert railroaders along with every link in the supply chain are mobilized and working together to get natural resources to end markets and help supply the world with Canadian grain.”
CN also noted its containerized grain shipping is setting records by moving over 400,000 tonnes shipped directly from western Canada alone since the beginning of the crop year, in addition to the tonnage shipped from eastern Canada.