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Grain Performance for 2017 -18 crop year

Working in close collaboration with Canadian government officials, CP has developed a system that allows for open and transparent sharing of information to government on its grain movements. 

In addition to the information being shared with Transport Canada, CP voluntarily publishes a weekly supply chain scorecard. The scorecard outlines CP's performance for the previous grain week and includes, when necessary, detailed information on any internal or external factors affecting grain movement. The scorecard includes movements of Western Canadian grain and grain products consistent with those required by the minimum mandate legislation of 2013-14, as well as movements of soybeans and other non-regulated principal field crops.

Supply Chain Scorecard for Week 50

​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 50, July 8 - 14142,652
  • Shipments rose 27% over the week prior as origin terminals shipped actively. Destination terminals did not match that performance, however, due to terminal maintenance and shutdowns. This has created an imbalance in the CP grain hopper fleet. Week 51 numbers will reflect Week 50's poor unloads. 
  • Despite these challenges, CP has cars strategically positioned and ready for loading. The operations team is prepared to finish out the crop year strong if urgency returns to the market.
  • Overall volume is even with last crop-year at this time.
  • The rolling four-week average is down 5% versus last year.
​​Week 49, July 1 - 787,011
  • Shipments decreased by 14.4% week over week, due to grain terminal maintenance in Vancouver and statutory holidays on both sides of the border.
  • Empty railcars are strategically staged, and CP's network is ready to move grain when demand returns.
  • Overall volume is even crop-year over crop-year.
  • Rolling four-week average is 5% lower versus last year.
​​Week 48, June 24 - 30158,828
  • Shipments decreased by 12% from a week prior on soft demand and planned maintenance outages at key West Coast export terminals.
  • Empty railcars are strategically staged, and CP's network is ready to move grain when demand returns.
  • The rolling four-week average is down 4% versus last year.
  • Overall volume remains 1% higher crop-year over crop-year.
  • For more information on CP's grain network, please see the latest update from Murray Hamilton, CP's Assistant Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Grain.
​​​​ Previous weeks

​CP’s Performance to 2013-14 Crop Year, including Week 50

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