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CN logged record grain shipments in October


CN's western Canadian grain movements broke another record in October, with shipments of 2.8 million metric tons (MMT) of grain and processed grain products, the Class I announced yesterday.

The company's previous record was set in April, CN officials said in a press release.

This fall has been plagued with cold and wet weather, which has negatively affected the pace of grain deliveries, "leaving rail capacity significantly under-utilized," they said.

But despite harvest delays and international trade restrictions, CN has moved 6.7 MMT so far this year.

“We are all part of the same supply chain, and as a railway CN fully understands the impacts that weather can have on the end-to-end supply chain,” said Allen Foster, vice president of bulk at CN. “Investment at every step of the supply chain — from producers and grain companies to CN’s investment in new hopper cars, increased network capacity, and a more modern locomotive fleet — all played a role in delivering a record month.”

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