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Agriculture is a difficult business that is often at the mercy of mother nature. In North America, our climate and our geography are ideal for growth, allowing us to provide food to people around the world.

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David Przednowek
Director – Bulk Commodities
US and CDN Grain


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Hamath Sy
Senior Manager
Specialty Crops


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Feeding the world!

CN’s Grain Distribution Centre in Chicago, IL helps connect Canadian and U.S. grain and specialty crop producers to export markets.   Add our connections through the West Coast ports and our customers have a real competitive advantage for their transportation needs.

Our Competitive Advantage

Quick access to Asian Markets

Did you know that Prince Rupert has a 10-day supply chain advantage to the Asian market? Look at our transit times to Asia.

Extended Reach

On the west coast, we connect to the grain export terminal at Prince Rupert, situated at the closest port to Asia. At the Gulf of Mexico, we connect to the grain export terminals at Reserve, Destrehan and Helvetia in Louisiana. We also have great connection to the ports of Montreal, Quebec and Halifax.


CN is well-prepared to get your grain to destination!

We can ship your canola, wheat, corn, soybean and much more to markets around the world with a greener footprint and greater efficiency than the trucking industry.

Access to Major U.S. Crops

In the U.S., CN also has great access to the states of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin, where 40% of U.S. corn and soybean grow.

Cargoflo Transload

CN’s Chicago Grain Distribution Centre and Chippewa Falls Intermodal Terminal provide the right service for customers wishing to ship their products overseas.

Equipment & Innovation

Get the right fit for your product

CN owns and operates the largest equipment fleet in Canada. We have the quantity and variety of equipment you need to meet your transportation requirements for safe, damage-free shipping!


Grain Car Order Status for Producers

US Fleet Integration Program (PDF)

Pricing and Tariffs

Ready to ship?

The first step towards getting your goods to destination is getting a price.

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