Prairie grain shipments booming to foreign markets

Canadian grain shipments to port are booming this spring.

CP Rail set a best-ever monthly total in April, with 2.8-million tons of grain going to market, beating last November’s record by over 100,000 tons.

The executive director of the Western Grain Elevators Association, Wade Sobkowich, says the COVID-19 outbreak has reduced rail shipments of other goods.

Sobkowich says huge volumes of grain are being moved since the end of rail blockades in early March.

Sobkowich says many grain terminals will set new record exports in the months of March and April.

He is hoping CP Rail will retain the grain movement capacity when the economy starts to improve.


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