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Grain Performance for 2018-19 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 7


​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 7, Sept 9 -- Sept 15163,941
324,218
14,444
3,545
75,471
581,619
  • With the fall crop now arriving at elevators, CP is seeing a continued ramp-up in demand, reflected in a 10% rise in shipments over Week 6.
  • The CP network is fluid, and the overall supply chain is functioning well. CP looks forward to meeting the agricultural industry's needs in close coordination with its supply chain partners.
  • CP reiterates its call for all participants in the supply chain to operate 24/7 through the busy fall period, and to maintain open lines of communication with one another.
  • The supply chain was impacted this past week by some maintenance at West Coast terminals.
  • A delayed harvest in Alberta is increasing our overall length of haul as we move more product from Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • Overall volume so far this crop year is up 1% over last year, while the rolling four-week average is down 5%.
​​Week 6, Sept 2 - Sept 8117,578
311,783
10,440
3,454
83,124
526,379
  •  With the fall crop now arriving at elevators, CP is seeing a ramp-up in demand, reflected in a 4.8% rise in shipments over Week 5.
  • The CP network is fluid, and the overall supply chain is functioning well. CP looks forward to meeting the agricultural industry’s needs in close coordination with its supply chain partners.
  • CP reiterates its call for all participants in the supply chain to operate 24/7 through the busy fall period, and to maintain open lines of communication with one another. CP's account representatives would like to continue hearing from customers as to how volumes are shaping up across CP's service area.
  • Overall volume so far this crop year is up 4% over last year, while the rolling four-week average is down 1%. 
​​Week 5, Aug 26 - Sept 190,247
313,990
16,789
2,888
77,956
501,870
  • Demand for grain shipments has begun to ramp up, with shipments rising 6.5% over Week 4. CP's network is fluid and prepared to efficiently handle higher demand levels in coming weeks.
  • CP reiterates its call for all participants in the supply chain to operate 24/7 through the busy fall period, and to maintain open lines of communication with one another. CP's account representatives would like to continue hearing from customers as to how volumes are shaping up across CP's service area.
  • Overall volume so far this year is up 3% compared to a year ago.
  • The rolling four-week average is 3% lower than last crop-year.
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​CP’s Performance to 2015-16 Crop Year, including Week 7



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