CN Rail set a record for weekly grain movement during the week of Oct. 16, an Oct. 24 news release said. The company moved 806,000 metric tonnes of grain from Western Canada, beating its previous record of over 50,000 metric tonnes.
The release noted this was the 12th week of the 2022-2023 crop year, and comes on the heels of CN’s second best September ever for grain movement from Western Canada, with over 2.64 million metric tonnes moved.
“This performance shows what can get done when partners collaborate to create supply chain solutions to supply chain challenges. We are very proud to have set a new record for the amount of Western Canadian grain moved in a single week,” Doug MacDonald, CN’s chief marketing officer, said in the release.
A branch line has also been reopened in northern Alberta following a fire on Oct. 5, the release said. CN’s engineering team worked 24/7 for just over a week to fix the track and reopen the rail line. The team was able to procur the equivalent of 20 Olympic-size swimming pools of material safely and without incident, to fill in where a bridge once stood.