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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 15


​Thunder Bay​Vancouver​Eastern Canada​Western Canada​
​US Destinations​Total
​​Metric Tonnes​​​​
​​Week 15, Nov 4 - Nov 10112,062
364,404
4,954
1,297
72,204
554,921
  • Demand continues to show strength, especially in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. CP delivered 554,921 metric tonnes of grain last week, down 6% from week 14.
  • CP continues to observe congestion in some customer pipelines. CP is working with customers to resolve the issues and to keep railcars moving. CP again reiterates the need for 24/7 operations throughout the entire supply chain to mitigate congestion.
  • The rolling four-week average is 1.4% higher than a year earlier, while overall tonnage moved is down .8%. 
​​Week 14, Oct 28 - Nov 3151,377
355,954
5,114
2,540
73,431
588,416
  • CP broke all-time records in October for the monthly shipment of grain, moving 2.64 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products. Through 14 weeks of the 2018-19 crop year, CP shipped more than 7.5 MMT of grain and grain products.
  • CP delivered more than 580,000 metric tonnes of grain and grain products to destination, up 2.65% from week 13.
  • Consistent with CP's message from previous weeks, there continues to be congestion in some customer pipelines. CP is working with customers to resolve the issues and to keep CP railcars moving. CP continues to reiterate the need for 24/7 operations throughout the entire supply chain to mitigate congestion.
  • Overall year-to-date volume is down 0.5% from last crop-year, and the rolling four-week average is up 14%.
​​Week 13, Oct 21 - Oct 27135,458
345,685
23,099
5,432
78,586
588,260
  • CP delivered more than 580,000 metric tonnes of grain and grain products to destination, down 3.2% from week 12.
  • CP has averaged over 5550 empty placements over the last six weeks, results exceeding commitments made in CP’s letter to Minister Garneau outlining our 2018/19 grain program.
  • These empty spotting numbers were achieved despite ongoing delayed harvest in Alberta and several port related supply chain delays including certain terminals not working on weekends.  These delays have resulted in Dedicated Trains sitting up to 10 days loaded at origin waiting for an unloading window, and in other cases, customers parking empty Dedicated Trains given a lack of outlets for the grain.
  • CP is meeting all Dedicated Train commitments, and customers are very positive regarding CP service. With this in mind, CP remains perplexed by Ag Transport Coalition data, which under-represents CP’s performance and overall customer sentiment. CP looks forward to the opportunity to better understand how the Ag Transport Coalition calculates their performance data.
  • Overall year-to-date volume is down 1% from last crop-year, and the rolling four-week average is up 1%.
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​CP’s Performance to 2018-19 Crop Year, including Week 15



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