CP Rail reports record amount of grain moved for 2020

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

Canadian Pacific railway (CP) moved 31.32 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in 2020 — a record over any prior calendar year.

The company was busy in the fourth quarter, where they moved 8.84 MMT. This beats the previous record by 5.1 per cent.

Joan Hardy, CP vice-president of sales and marketing grain and fertilizers, says achievements like these require focus across the supply chain.

“Their work to create a safe, efficient supply chain is an essential ingredient in our ability to deliver Canada’s crop to consumers at home and around the world,” she says.

CP has also added more than 3,700 new hopper cars to its fleet via purchase or lease. The new high-efficiency railcars carry 15 per cent more grain by volume and 10 per cent more by weight compared to older cars.