A recent article in the Financial Post dives into the challenges of railway service in supporting the export of grain. It refers to the recently released Supply Chain Task Force Report and examines conflicting opinions relating to the need for investments in infrastructure resiliency and poor regulation that disadvantages shippers in their relationship with railways. Despite the concerns of shippers, railways are optimistic in their level of service for this year’s strong crop. Canadian National states that it shattered an internal record on grain shipments, beating a previous record by over 50k metric tons. Of course, the recent return of poor weather in the lower mainland may further constrain the loading of grain for export well into November.