CN Rail says demand for grain movement right now is well below the maximum sustainable supply chain capacity.
CN's assistant vice president of grain David Przednowek says with it being slow they've decided to start parking some equipment.
"We're not parking equipment because we want to park equipment. We'd rather be moving grain, but right now the demand is not there to do that. If you really think about it we're recording this on December 1. We are a handful of weeks away from the closure of the Great Lakes-St Lawrence Seaway system as well, and that's going to take a significant amount of supply chain capacity out of the equation as well."
He notes it's temporary noting that if things pick up they can easily put equipment back online.
To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with David Przednowek click on the link below.