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11/8/2016



Rail News: Canadian Pacific

CP lauds October grain movement, launches website detailing time off


Canadian Pacific announced yesterday that October was its best month for Western Canadian grain movement to Vancouver.

A record 15,865 carloads were moved to West Coast ports in October, besting the previous record of 15,449 carloads in March 2016. Total Western Canadian grain movements in the month climbed 3.9 percent over last year, just off the record set in May 2014, CP officials said in a press release.

CP and its supply chain partners have invested millions of dollars over the past three years on grain elevator capacity, CP officials said.

"We continue to focus on providing best-in-class service to our customers and look forward to moving more Western Canadian grain to market for the benefit of farmers, shippers and the Canadian economy," said CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel.

Details of the supply chain's weekly performance can be found at www.cpr.ca/grain.

Meanwhile, today the Class I launched a website that posts information on work, rest and time off for Canadian-based running trades employees. The site outlines what CP describes as its labor relations story and communications with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train and Engine leadership.

The site dispels myths and "outdated perceptions" of work and time off for its train crews, CP officials said in a press release.



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