Canadian Railways Struggle to Meet Grain Demand: Ag Transport Coalition

CN and CPKC Rail supplied a combined 85% of hopper cars ordered in grain week 10, a modest increase from the previous week’s 83% order fulfillment performance.

The slight improvement in overall performance reflects a significant improvement in performance for CN largely offset by a notable decline in performance for CPKC.

In supplying 86% of hopper cars ordered on time in week 10, CN saw performance improve materially from the 69% order fulfillment performance they posted in week 9.

CN performance remains below the 90% performance threshold for the sixth consecutive week and for the seventh time in the last eight weeks.

On the heels of a significant improvement, CPKC order fulfillment performance saw a notable decline with the railway supplying 84% of shipper orders in week 10 as compared to 97% order fulfillment performance in week 9.

CPKC performance once again falls below the 90% threshold for the second time in the last three weeks.

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