CN Rail announced that it has achieved a monthly record for June, moving 2.7 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain.
In the first half of 2020 through June 30, CN moved 15 MMT. This also represents a new all-time best quarter for CN with 8.15 MMT moved.
June is also CN’s fourth consecutive month of record grain movement, contributing to CN’s record pace crop-year-to-date through June of 26.9 MMT versus the previous record of 26.5 MMT set last crop year. In addition, CN has moved over 1 MMT of Canadian grain from the Prairies crop year-to-date via container, contributing to CN’s record pace of Canadian grain intermodal shipments.
Records- Best first half of the year, with 15.0 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 13.9 MMT- Record crop-year-to-date pace through June of 26.9 MMT compared to the previous record of 26.5 MMT- Best quarter ever with 8.15 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 8.08 MMT and compared to 7.4 MMT during the second quarter of 2019.- Best June with 2.7 MMT moved compared to the previous record of 2.44 MMT
This week, CN also announced an investment of over $105 million across Manitoba in 2020. The investments will focus on maintenance, including the replacement of rail and ties, as well as bridges, level crossings, culverts, signal systems and other track infrastructure.