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Supply Chain Resiliency Watch – September 2, 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 2, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels declined yesterday (-4%) for the third consecutive day, reflecting lower volumes for each of CN and CP.  At just over 10,000 cars, this is the lowest one day total since early June.

· 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 third straight day reflecting slightly higher counts on CN and lower counts on CP.  At less than 1,500 cars, this is the lowest level since late July.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,096) remained above 1,000 cars for the third straight day reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver while Prince Rupert unloads fell nearly 50% from the prior day with only 109 reported unloads yesterday.

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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