CN has announced that it moved 7.76 million t of grain in 3Q20 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 million t of Canadian grain compared to the previous record of 2.31 million t (set in 2014), and over 2.81 million t in September compared to the previous record of 2.6 million t (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. I am 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 1500 new locally-built, high capacity grain cars, the CN ONE TEAM looks forward to breaking more records”, said JJ Ruest, President and Chief Executive Officer of CN.
“Harvest conditions have been very good so far. Demand for Canadian grain is currently strong across global markets. CN will continue to enable our customers’ supply chains to get our natural resources to world markets”, said Allen Foster, Vice President of Bulk at CN.
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