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Decrease in rail shipments through border

By Randy Thoms Sep 5, 2023 | 2:07 PM

CN train crosses the Rainer Bridge into the Minnesota. Image: Randy Thoms

The U.S. Department of Transportation notes a decline in the movement of goods by rail through the Fort Frances-International Falls border.

Just over one billion dollars worth of goods were moved in June.

That is off about $200 million from May’s numbers.

Chemicals, minerals and wood and wood products accounted for more than half of June’s shipments.

About two-thirds of shipments were items headed to U.S. markets.

For the year, shipments are down almost 25 per cent.

In despite of the declines, the Fort Frances-International Falls border remains the third busiest rail port of entry along the Canada-U.S. border behind Port Huron, Michigan and Detroit.



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