Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has announced that during the month of November, it has broken its previous record for shipments of grain and grain products to the Port of Vancouver in a single month. CP has moved 1.54 million metric tons (MMT), or more than 17,150 carloads, of Canadian grain and grain products to Vancouver in November. Overall, the company’s November grain and grain products shipments were 2.50 MMT.
"CP's operations team continues to deliver for our customers day after day. Vancouver is a key outlet for Canadian grain to move to export markets, and is a very important corridor for our customers," said Joan Hardy, vice president sales and marketing grain and fertilizer. "This record is a testament to the dedication we have to providing service to our customers, and showcases the incredible momentum we have as a company. Once again, our operating model is showing its power."
"Working in close collaboration with farmers, producers, ports and the entire grain supply chain, we continue to deliver for Canada's agriculture sector," added Hardy.
Since harvest began in September, CP has moved 2 percent more grain and grain products than the same period last year. The company announced last month that October 2018 was the company's best month ever for shipment of grain and grain products, moving 2.64 MMT to all destinations.