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Supply Chain Resiliency Watch – June 25, 2020 JUN 25 2020 | Producers | Blog Post

(Daily updates will be available on the Alberta Pulse Growers website.)

Pulse Canada and the CSCA are partners of the Ag Transport Coalition (ATC)*, which tracks performance of the Canadian railway network for the movement of grain.

A daily report has been created to provide stakeholders with insight on the performance of the Canadian rail system as it attempts to remain resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues recovering from a series of physical network disruptions in the months of January and February 2020.

June 25, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Traffic levels were unchanged overnight, reflecting marginal changes for both CN and CP.

Loads Not Moving

· Loads sitting idle for more than 48 hours jumped materially overnight drive by a significant increase on CN (+1,000 cars) primarily in the Prince Rupert and Vancouver corridors.  CP counts declined overnight for the second consecutive day.

· System wide counts have now risen once again above the 3,200 car mark.

Port Performance

· West coast port unloads (993) retrenched slightly, driven by a decline in unloads at the Port of Vancouver while Prince Rupert unloads improved somewhat, registering the best single day total (198) in nearly two weeks.

· West coast vessel counts continue to hover around 30-35 vessels per day, a consistent trend in recent weeks although at an average of 38 per day last week, rose to their highest levels since late March.

·  Vessel counts declined overnight for the third straight day reflecting improvement at Vancouver (-2) and Prince Rupert (-1) – now at 35.

· One vessel is now scheduled to arrive at Prince Rupert and 17 vessels currently scheduled for arrival at Vancouver over the next ten days.

All daily resiliency reports are available on the Pulse Canada website.

*The Ag Transportation Coalition is comprised of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Pulse Canada, Manitoba Pulse Growers Association (MPGA), Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Inland Terminal Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA).

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