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CN marks 13th consecutive record month of Canadian grain movements

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 4/6/2021 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image So far, during the 2020-2021 crop year, CN has moved 22.7 MMT of Canadian grain.Photo – cn.ca

CN moved 2.95 million metric tons (MMT) of western Canadian grain in March, exceeding its previous record of 2.74 MMT set in 2020 and 19% ahead of its three-year average of 2.47 MMT, according to a news release.

During first-quarter 2021, CN moved 8.2 MMT of Canadian grain, exceeding its previous first-quarter record of 7.0 MMT established in 2017 and more than 25% higher than the three-year average of 6.5 MMT.  

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CN marks grain-haul record for 12 straight months

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image So far during the 2020-21 crop year, CN has moved more than 19.7 MMT of Canadian grain.Photo – cn.ca

CN announced today that for the 12th consecutive month it set a new volume record by shipping more than 2.28 million metric tons (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload in February.

This latest mark exceeds the previous February record set in 2019 of 2.12 MMT by more than 7%, CN officials said in a press release.

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CN to hold advisory vote on climate action plan

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image The plan includes annual disclosure of greenhouse-gas emissions aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.Photo – cn.ca

CN's board announced yesterday it will seek an annual advisory vote on the company's climate action plan during the general meeting of shareholders in April.

The plan includes annual disclosure of greenhouse-gas emissions aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a science-based 2030 emission intensity-reduction target, and annual progress updates.

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CN named one of Montreal’s top employers

“I am pleased that CN has once again been named to this prestigious list, especially as it comes following a year of unprecedented challenges and changes. Railroaders play an essential role in the economy every day and this award belongs to all of them,” Dorothea Klein, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer at CN, said in a press release.

The Montreal Metropolitan region is home to a large portion of CN’s workforce. More than 3,000 of its employees are located in the area, either working in functions based in its historical downtown headquarters or in one of its many operating terminals in the region, according to the press release.

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CN posts record grain haul for January

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image CN's ability to deliver record amounts of goods is largely due to its investments in capacity, company officials said.Photo – cn.ca

CN has set a new grain-hauling record for the 11th consecutive month by shipping more than 2.95 million metric tons (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload in January.

The grain haul exceeds the previous January record of 2.33 MMT set in 2019 by 27%, as well as the three-year average of 2.24 MMT by 32%, CN officials said in a press release.

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