CP Rail sets new grain movement record

For the month of November, Canadian Pacific (CP) moved more grain and grain products than any other month in its history. The company delivered 2.74 million metric tonnes (MMT) during November, beating the October 2019 all-time record of 2.66 MMT.

“CP achieved great things last month for the Canadian grain supply chain in close collaboration with our trusted supply chain enablers,” says Joan Hardy, CP’s vice-president sales and marketing, grain and fertilizers. “The CP team will keep open the lines of communication with shippers and government leaders as we push to become even more effective and efficient to meet the growing needs of Canada’s agricultural sector.”

Also, 2,216 CP carloads of grain were unloaded at the Port of Thunder Bay during the week of November 18-24 which breaks its previous record in the fall of 2017, at 2,144 carloads.

Near the end of the month, CP held an Alberta Agriculture Round Table event at Bowden, Alta., with Alberta ministers Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation and Member of Parliament for Red Deer-Mountainview Earl Dreeshen along with CP staff.

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According to a news release, attendees discussed the new new 8,500-foot High-Efficiency Product (HEP) train model, grain supply chain capacity and efficiency including the advantages of the HEP model and how to ensure all participants in the supply chain are aligning their organizations to maximize grain movement with CP.

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