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CP sets new monthly record for transporting grain

In July, Paterson Grain’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden loaded the first Alberta-originated 8,500-foot high efficiency product train featuring CP’s new hopper cars.
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Canadian Pacific last month broke another record for moving Canadian grain and grain products.

The Class I delivered 2.74 million metric tons (MMT) during November, beating the October 2019 all-time record of 2.66 MMT, CP officials said in a press release.

In addition to setting a new record, the railroad marked two other milestones last month:
• More CP carloads of grain were unloaded at the Port of Thunder Bay during the week of Nov. 18-24 than in any prior week. CP customers' terminals in Thunder Bay unloaded a record 2,216 cars during that week, surpassing the previous weekly record of 2,144 in fall 2017.
• On Nov. 22, CP held an Alberta Agriculture Round Table event to discuss capacity gains in the grain supply chain, featuring CP's new 8,500-foot high-efficiency product (HEP) train model. Attendees included agricultural industry officials, senior government leaders and representatives of CP's operations, sales and marketing teams.

"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," said Joan Hardy, CP's vice president of sales and marketing, grain and fertilizers.

To learn more about CP's longer grain trains, read the cover story in Progressive Railroading's November issue.


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