CN Sets Grain Movement Record for Tenth Consecutive Month
Canadian National announced that for the tenth consecutive month it has set a new record by shipping over 2.84 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload. This brings the volume of grain moved in the 2020-2021 crop year to-date via carload to 14.5 MMT, exceeding the previous all-time record pace volume by nearly 2 MMT, or over 15%. Moreover, CN remains on record pace for containerized grain shipments from western Canada.
CN’s ability to meet the challenges that have arisen is largely the result of the significant investments made in recent years in track, locomotives, and railcars, including the purchase of 1,500 new high capacity grain hopper cars. These investments support the growth of our customers in grain and all the other commodity sectors we serve.