MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA – CN announced on Nov. 2 that October was the single best month ever for Western Canadian grain movement on CN’s network.
The company moved over 3.23 million tonnes of grain from Western Canada, which exceeds the previous record set in October 2020 by over 50,000 tonnes and follows an all-time record set for weekly movement earlier in the month.
These records were accomplished despite some challenges in the supply chain that CN and its supply chain partners addressed by working together.
“Our railroaders have once again surpassed expectations and delivered for the North American economy, and I would like to thank them for their stellar work. Our people are the key to our success, and I am proud that we continue to set records,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CN.
Doug MacDonald, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, CN, said the performance was a testament to what can be accomplished through supply chain cooperation and collaboration.
“When the end-to-end supply chain runs well, we can move grain to ports and return railcars quickly to elevators to get more grain on the move,” MacDonald said. “We would like to thank our supply chain partners for their part in this accomplishment and we look forward to continuing to work together.”
Earlier this year, CN announced plans to add 57 new high-horsepower locomotives and new rolling stock to accommodate a Western Canadian grain crop that was expected to rebound from last year’s drought-impacted levels.The additions were announced as part of the company’s 2022-2023 Grain Plan unveiled on July 29.