CN sees record crop year, over 30 million metric tonnes of grain moved

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CN is reporting that it has set a new record by moving over 30 million metric tonnes of grain from across Canada during the 2019-2020 crop year.

In a report, CN also announced that it is prepared to move up to 7,600 bulk and processed hopper cars per week outside of winter, and up to 6,100 per week during winter in the upcoming crop year.

For moving grain from Western Canada, during 2019-2020, CN reports it had moved 28.2 million metric tonnes, as well as over 1.1 million metric tonnes through intermodal containers.

Chair of the CN Agricultural Advisory Council, Alanna Koch, says they have been receiving input from the Agricultural community to better understand how to keep grain moving, through CN’s Annual Grain Plan.

The annual Annual Grain Plan can be found on CN’s website.

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