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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 41

​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 41, May 5 - 11121,696
  • CP shipped 574,635 MT of grain and grain products in Week 41.
  • Overall grain shipping volume is up 2.5% year-over-year.
  • CP is well-positioned to continue to deliver for the grain supply chain.
  • As farmers begin seeding and the supply chain moves into the last weeks of the 2018/19 crop season, CP expects to see demand soften.
​​Week 40, Apr 28 - May 4150,847
  • April was an all-time record month for Canadian grain and grain products. CP moved a best-ever 2.643 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products this past month, bettering the previous record from October 2018. Read more here.
  • CP shipped more than 565,000 MT of grain and grain products in Week 40.
  • Overall grain shipping volume is up 2.7% year-over-year.
  • CP expects to see demand soften in coming weeks as farmers begin seeding.
  • CP continues to monitor conditions across the property for potential flood activity. 
​​Week 39, Apr 21 - 27 156,512
  • CP shipped 650,146 MT of grain and grain products in Week 39, nearly 21% more than Week 38 and a record weekly high for the 2018/19 crop year.
  • This is the fourth time in the 2018/19 crop year that the railway has shipped more than 600,000 MT of grain and grain products.
  • Overall grain shipping volume is up 3.1% year-over-year.
  • CP is monitoring the Mississippi River flooding, which crested for a second time in Davenport on April 29. Due to this, the Davenport subdivision is currently out of service between Davenport and Camanche, Iowa.  
  • CP continues to monitor flood conditions in Manitoba's Red River Valley, although no impact to operations is expected.
  • CP is also monitoring flooding on the Ottawa River coming in to the Montreal area. No outage is expected. 
​​​​ Previous weeks

​CP’s Performance to 2018-19 Crop Year, including Week 41

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