Canadian National hauled record grain volumes in 2018-2019

By Team Writer / September 25, 2019

Transportation and resource allocation have been a powerful topic of discussion in the last few years as scientists scramble to address the major problems facing these industries. In her new blog post, Joanna Marsh summarizes how Canadian National had a record-breaking year in freight load management. It explores the grain industry and how it is performing, the obstacles the industry faced and how they found success and explains their plans for a path forward moving into the next harvest time period.

Key Takeaways:

  • The record was set despite record cold temperatures early in the year and restrictions on Canadian Canola exports to China.
  • Over the past two years, C$7.4 billion in capital investments have been made in CNI’s western rail network.
  • CNI’s senior vice president said the railway has the capacity to carry more grain that is currently demanded.

“The railway moved over 27 million metric tonnes (mmt) of grain for the crop year, beating a previous record of 26 mmt in 2016-2017.”

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