Canadian Pacific handles record 2.09 million tonnes of grain in January
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CANADIAN Pacific moved 2.09 million tonnes of Canadian grain and grain products in January, breaking last year's record by 200,000 tonnes.
CP vice-president Joan Hardy said 'This record-setting performance was achieved through close collaboration across the supply chain and the efforts of our world-class operating team.'
The railway operator's 8,500-foot high efficiency product (HEP) train model, dedicated train programme (DTP) and new high-efficiency hopper cars are significant factors in CP's record-breaking January.
The company now has 2,300 new high-capacity hopper cars in service and expects to operate 3,300 by the end of 2020. The new hopper cars can carry 10 per cent more volume and 15 per cent more weight compared to older cars.
Combined with the additional length of the 8,500-foot grain train model, a HEP train has 40 per cent additional capacity than the 7,000-foot model. The DTP incentivises customers to load and unload more quickly, driving increased overall grain movements.