A report at Railway Age says Canadian Pacific moved 25.8 million metric tons (MMT) of western Canadian grain and grain products, soybeans and other non-regulated principal field crops during the 2017-2018 crop year and “stands ready to again safely and efficiently deliver during the 2018-2019 crop year.”
In a July 31, 2018 letter to Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, CP published a detailed plan to move this year’s crop.
CP said it is “closely watching crop forecasts for the railway’s service area, and is in regular communication with customers and supply chain partners to validate forecasts for the upcoming crop size.”
CP is investing half a billion dollars in new high-capacity grain hoppers from National Steel Car to replace the aging low-capacity Government of Canada fleet.
Read the full report here.