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July 08, 2020 | Canadian National Railway Co.
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CN Breaks Multiple Grain Records

Fourth consecutive record months leads to best-ever quarter

CN has achieved another monthly record in June moving 2.7 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain. In the first half of 2020 through June 30, CN moved 15 MMT. This also represents a new all-time best quarter for CN with 8.15 MMT moved.

June is also CN’s fourth consecutive month of record grain movement, contributing to CN’s record pace crop-year-to-date through June of 26.9 MMT versus the previous record of 26.5 MMT set last crop year. In addition, CN has moved over 1 MMT of Canadian grain from the Prairies crop year to-date via container, contributing to CN’s record pace of Canadian grain intermodal shipments.

Records

  • Best first half of the year, with 15.0 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 13.9 MMT
  • Record crop-year-to-date pace through June of 26.9 MMT compared to the previous record of 26.5 MMT
  • Best quarter ever with 8.15 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 8.08 MMT and compared to 7.4 MMT during the second quarter of 2019.
  • Best June with 2.7 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 2.44 MMT

"CN is proud to play an important role in providing an essential service for the agri-food supply chain, and in the face of our current global market environment, CN’s team has enabled us to have such an exceptional season," says Allen Foster, Vice-President, Bulk. "Despite all the difficulties we faced earlier this year, we are confident that the high volume of shipments experienced in June will continue until the end of the crop year and that CN and our partners of the supply chain will continue to deliver for the grain industry.”

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