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Thunder Bay contributes to CP Rail’s record month

Railway moves more than 2,200 carloads of grain through Superior port
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The Port of Thunder Bay played a role in a heavy-haul month for Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

The railway announced Dec. 2 that more grain and grain products moved in November than in any month in the company’s history.

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The rail carrier delivered 2.74 million metric tonnes during the month, beating the previous all-time record of 2.66 million metric tonnes set this past October.

Two other milestones were achieved in November, according to CP. There were more carloads of grain unloaded at the Port of Thunder Bay during the week of Nov. 18-24 than in any prior week.

Grain terminals at the western Lake Superior port unloaded a record 2,216 cars that same week, surpassing the previous weekly record of 2,144 from the fall of 2017.

Thunder Bay is a key shipping point for Canadian grain exports.

"CP achieved great things last month for the Canadian grain supply chain in close collaboration with our trusted supply chain enablers," said Joan Hardy, vice-president of sales and marketing in grain and fertilizers.

"The CP team will keep open the lines of communication with shippers and government leaders as we push to become even more effective and efficient to meet the growing needs of Canada's agricultural sector."