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Supply Chain Resiliency Watch – Sept. 3, 2020 SEP 4 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 3, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels increased yesterday for the first time in four days but remain below 11,000 cars, reflecting higher volumes on CN and slightly lower volumes on CP.

· Average daily loads on wheels are now tracking at last week’s level.

Cars Not Moving

· The count of loaded cars not moving for 2+ days declined modestly on a system basis yesterday for the fourth straight day reflecting slightly higher counts on CP and lower counts on CN.  At less than 1,400 cars, this is the lowest level since late July.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (900) fell below 1,000 cars for the first time in four days, reflecting significantly lower unloads at Vancouver while Prince Rupert unloads rose above 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).

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