Canadian National moves record amount of grain in March

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Canadian National moved a record amount of grain in Q1 2020, as well as in the month of April.
Canadian National Railway

The Canadian Press and the Times Colonist are reporting that Canadian National moved a record amount of grain during March 2020.

A key driver of the increase was the clearing of a backlog of grain shipments resulting from blockades around Canada in Februrary by those supporting the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in the northwest portion of British Columbia.

CN moved 2.62 million tons of grain in March, which is a 6.1 percent increase over the amount moved in March 2017, the last March which showed record results, according to Rob Reilly, Chief operating officer at CN.

Significant demand for flour and durum from producers resulting from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to keep grain shipments high during the next few months, according to David Przednowek, grain director for CN.

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