CN Rail says it set another grain shipping record in February, the 12th consecutive month it has set a new record. The railway said it moved 2.28 million tonnes of Canadian grain and grain products in February, breaking the old mark of 2.12 million tonnes by seven per cent.
Since the start of the crop year in August, CN has hauled more than 19.7 million tonnes of grain — 17 per cent more than the previous record for that period (set in 2018-19). Container shipments of western Canadian grain have also set a record and top 700,000 tonnes so far this crop year.
Since 2018, CN has spent more than $10 billion on upgrading track and buying locomotives and rail cars, including 2,500 high-capacity grain hopper cars.