Canada’s two national railways have been moving more grain than ever the past two years.
CN had a record year in 2016/17 as did CP in 2014/15.
Wade Sobkowich, the executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association says both companies have responded in the 90 per-cent range in recent years.
He says that will allow grain companies to deal with more customers.
“That’s allowed the grain companies to manage their logistics in a more precise way,” Sobkowich said. “It’s allowed them to get product to customers within the delivery windows and the sales contract. It’s allowed them to schedule farmer deliveries and not have to reschedule them as often.”
He says C-N performed better than C-P this year and provided up to 98 per-cent of the grain movement at times.