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CN Continues Moving Record Amounts of Grain

Company marks seven months in a row of record grain movements

Photo courtesy of CN
Photo courtesy of CN

As the North American economy continues its recovery, CN announces its moved 7.76 million metric tonnes (MMT) of grain in the third quarter of 2020 and that September marked the seventh straight month in a row of record grain movements, supporting Canadian grain farmers and the grain supply chain.

In August, CN moved over 2.43 MMT of Canadian grain compared to the previous record of 2.31 MMT set in 2014 and over 2.81 MMT in September compared to the previous record of 2.6 MMT set in 2016. This performance follows five record months in March, April, May, June, and July.

“CN’s people are truly essential, they move the economy," says JJ Ruest, President and CEO. "I'm proud of them and of the critical services they are providing, especially in these challenging times. The collaboration at all levels, from Prairie grain farmers, to British Columbia coastal terminal operators has been exemplary. Grain demand is enabling the return to active employment of many of our people and with the addition of 1,500 new locally-built, high capacity grain cars, the CN ONE TEAM looks forward to breaking more records.”

Allen Foster, vice president of bulk, says harvest conditions have been very good so far.

"Demand for Canadian grain is currently strong across global markets," he says. "CN will continue to enable our customers’ supply chains to get our natural resources to world markets.”

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