Grain from the prairies has been moving east in anticipation of the Port of Thunder Bay re-opening.

Assistant Vice President of Grain for CN Rail David Przednowek says they would expect to see shipments beginning any day now, there's not a lot of ice on the lakes.

"The demand started picking up for shipments in Thunder Bay a couple of weeks ago, to start to help charge the pipeline."

He says it should be rolling soon as they've been moving grain to the port to fill up the space in the terminal.

Przednowek says overall they continue to see strong operational performance both by CN and their partners in the country when it comes to grain movement.

CN moved 653,000 metric tonnes of grain and processed grain products, setting a new weekly tonnage record for week 33. 

So far, CN has set twelve new weekly tonnage records since the beginning of the crop year.

To hear Glenda-Lee's conversation with CN's Assistant Vice President of Grain David Przednowek click on the link below.