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Supply Chain Resiliency Watch – June 29, 2020 JUN 29 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 29, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Traffic levels last week remained consistent with the prior week averaging just under 12,000 cars per day.

· Volumes declined slightly yesterday reflecting lower volumes for both railways, although principally CP.

Loads Not Moving

· On a daily basis loads sitting idle rose slightly last week averaging more than 2,800 cars per day for CN and CP combined.

· Counts improved slightly overnight reflecting a slight improvement for both railways but system counts remain above 2,700 cars.

Port Performance

· West coast port unloads (1,109) were above the 1,100 car threshold for the third consecutive day reflecting improved unloads at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

· West coast vessel counts continue to hover around 30-35 vessels per day, a consistent range over the last few months.

· Vessel counts were unchanged overnight reflecting no change at Vancouver or Prince Rupert – now at 35.

·  Three vessels are now scheduled to arrive at Prince Rupert and 21 vessels currently scheduled for arrival at Vancouver over the next two weeks.

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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