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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 24


​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 24, Jan 6 - 1243,468
276,110
15,213
3,920
114,727
453,438
  • CP delivered more than 450,000 metric tonnes of grain and grain products, an increase of 16.35% from Week 23.
  • CP has recovered strongly from recent network outages and supply-chain disruptions. Our network throughput (GTMs) during Week 23 was an all-time high for January, and all backlog has been cleared. 
  • CP's shipments will primarily flow to Vancouver for the next six to eight weeks due to seasonal closure at the Port of Thunder Bay.
  • CP reiterates the need for 24/7 operations throughout the entire supply chain to mitigate congestion.
  • The four-week rolling average is 6% higher over a year ago, while overall volume is up 1.9% year over year.
​​Week 23, Dec 30 - Jan 523,630
251,282
35,421
1,612
77,708
389,653
  • CP delivered less than 390,000 metric tonnes of grain and grain products, flat from Week 22.
  • Supply chain disruptions, including CP system outages, holiday port terminal closures and rain in Vancouver impacted volumes.
  • With the Port of Thunder Bay seasonal closure, CP now targets spotting 4,000 empty cars weekly.
  • CP reiterates the need for 24/7 operations throughout the entire supply chain to mitigate congestion.
  • The four-week rolling average is 2% higher over a year ago, while overall volume is up 1.5% year over year.
​​Week 22, Dec 23 - Dec 2976,235
229,540
14,252
851
69,883
390,761
  • CP delivered less than 400,000 metric tonnes of grain and grain products, down one-third from Week 21.
  • Port terminal closures on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day impacted volumes.
  • Congestion issues on the CN continue to impact CP performance to Vancouver's North Shore and via the New Westminster interchange. CP's pipeline to the South Shore remains fluid.
  • CP reiterates the need for 24/7 operations throughout the entire supply chain to mitigate congestion.
  • The four-week rolling average is 4% higher over a year ago, while overall volume is up 1.7% year over year.
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​CP’s Performance to 2018-19 Crop Year, including Week 24



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