Applying for and using producer cars to ship grain in Canada

New Apply for a producer car online

Producer car administrators and producers who are administering their own producer cars can apply for producer cars online as of July 14, 2014. To get started simply register and follow the steps to apply.

Note: Producer car administrators must apply using the online system. They may not apply via fax for the 2014-15 crop year. Producers who are administering their own producer cars may still choose to apply via fax.

Fee for processing an application for a producer railway car.

Shipping grain by a producer car can involve several different players. The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for allocating producer cars. The railways (Canadian Pacific (CP), CN and short line railways) are also involved as they operate the rail networks. When a part of the process is handled by CP or CN, you will be directed to that web site for more information.

Updates

Applying

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Completing shipping documents

Completing shipping reports

Unloading

Requesting reinspection

Settling for grain and charges incurred

Settling a dispute

Grain shipping calendar

The shipping year runs from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015. There are 52 weeks in the crop year, week 1 starts the first week in August and week 52 the last week in July.

Grain shipping calendar, November 2014, weeks 13 to 18.

Grain shipping calendar, December 2014, weeks 18 to 22.

The calendar is also available as a PDF. Grain shipping calendar, 2014-15 (35 kb)

Producer Car contacts

Garth Steidl
Producer Car Officer
Telephone: 204-983-3368
Email: garth.steidl@grainscanada.gc.ca


Richard Daly
Assistant Producer Car Officer
Telephone: 204-984-2079
Email: richard.daly@grainscanada.gc.ca

Railways

Canadian National Railway
Transportation Service Center
Telephone: 1-877-208-5019

Senior Manager, Canadian Grain
Telephone: 204-934-7354

Canadian Pacific
Car releasing/manual bills of lading
Telephone: 204-947-8140

Grain operations
Telephone: 1-800-704-4000
Fax: 1-800-704-3000