CP Rail set a record during this year's first quarter for movement of Canadian grain and grain products, with more than 6.35 million metric tonnes moved.

The 2020 result broke the company's previous first-quarter record, set in 2016, by 300,000 metric tonnes.

CP's investment in high-capacity hopper cars will see 5,900 new cars added to the railway's grain shipping fleet. The new hopper cars can carry 10 percent more volume and 15 percent more weight compared to the older cars they are replacing.