Canadian National Railway announces record grain movement in June

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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Canadian National still needs to sign off on agreements involving an autoport in Richmond, Minn.
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Canadian National Railway announced today that western Canadian grain movement during June exceeded 2.3 million metric tons (MMT), compared to the three year average of 1.80 MMT and June 2018’s result of 1.99 MMT. The cumulative total of tonnage moved for the 2018-19 crop year is on record pace at 25.5 MMT, or one million metric tons ahead of the previous record pace, despite the restrictions on Canadian exports to China.

“Our dedication to providing outstanding service for the Canadian economy contributes to Canada’s reputation as a strong and stable supply chain provider,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer at CN. “We are investing $210M in rail capacity in North Vancouver to support the expanding coal and grain export terminals and to further encourage the growth of natural resources export supply chains.”