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March 29, 2020 | The Western Producer

Canadian Bulk Grain Shipment Expected to Improve

Country's elevator system remains at 91% of working capacity

Canadian farmers are likely to see bulk grain shipments increase considerably over the next few weeks as railroading conditions improve, but available space in Western Canada’s country elevator system remains extremely tight.

According to The Western Producer, Canada’s largest railway companies are continuing to work through stockpiles of grain waiting to be delivered to port facilities in Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Thunder Bay.

Mark Hemmes, grain transportation analyst with Edmonton-based Quorum Corp., told The Western Producer that grain stocks in the country elevator system as of March 17 stood at more than 4.6 million tonnes, or roughly 91% of working capacity.

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