Carload network bi-weekly update – Week of September 4, 2023

September 06, 2023

Service highlights this week
CPKC expects operating conditions to remain seasonal across our network this week.

We will continue to provide updates should conditions change with regard to potential network impacts.

Asset forecast this week 
Demand is balanced across the CPKC fleets. We encourage customers to load and release equipment in a timely manner to assist with car velocity on the network.

Operational performance
Please click here to review CPKC Key Metrics for the week ending September 2, 2023.

Markets – new or notable
CPKC moved 376,026 metric tons of Canadian grain and grain products in Week 04. CPKC continues to pre-spot elevators with rail cars so that trains are in position to move grain and grain products once demand increases.

For the 4-week period ending August 26, 2023, CPKC’s U.S. PNW shuttles averaged a total of 11.2 cycle days or 2.7 turns per month. CPKC’s total U.S. grain cycle times for the 4-week period ending August 26, 2023, was 12.7 total cycle days or 2.4 turns per month. To see the latest publication for additional details please click here.

CPKC has announced new crop rate changes for the following tariffs:

  • Canadian grain export tariffs 4310 effective October 1, 2023
  • Oats tariffs 4445, effective October 1, 2023
  • Meal tariffs 4310, 4450 and 4444, effective October 1, 2023

Please refer to the publications for details and/or call your account manager for more information.  

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