MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — CN moved more than 806,000 tonnes of grain from western Canada the week of Oct. 16, exceeding its previous weekly record by over 50,000 tonnes, the railway company announced Oct. 24.

This record in week 12 of Canada’s 2022-23 crop year comes on the heels of CN’s second best September ever for grain movement from western Canada, with over 2.64 million tonnes moved, the company noted.

“This performance shows what can get done when partners collaborate to create supply chain solutions to supply chain challenges,” said Doug McDonald, chief marketing officer for CN. “We are very proud to have set a new record for the amount of western Canadian grain moved in a single week. We are confident that our railroaders will continue delivering results for Canadian farmers and all of our customers.”

CN has 18,600 miles of railroad network connecting Canada’s eastern and western coasts with the southern US. CN transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products and finished goods throughout North America annually.

The grain shipment record for CN comes amidst a 2022-23 season in which the International Grains Council forecasts Canada harvesting a total of 64.3 million tonnes of grain, including 34.7 million tonnes of wheat, 14.9 million tonnes of corn and 9.4 million tonnes of barley.