Supply Chain Resiliency Watch – Sept. 1, 2020 SEP 2 2020 | Producers | Blog Post
(Regular 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.
September 1, 2020: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
· System loads on wheels declined yesterday (-7%) for the second straight day, reflecting lower volumes across the board with comparable declines seen for each of CN and CP.
·Despite this decline, average daily loads on wheels continue to trend slightly higher than last week at this point at slightly more than 11,000 cars per day.
Cars Not Moving
· The count of loaded cars not moving for 2+ days declined on a system basis yesterday for the second straight day reflecting lower counts for each of CN and CP. At less than 1,800 cars, this is the lowest level since late July.
· West coast unloads (1,089) remained above 1,000 cars for the second straight day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and stronger unloads at Prince Rupert exceeding the 200 car benchmark.
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).
For more information, go to www.agtransportcoalition.com.