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Daily Grain Network Status – Oct. 12, 2020 OCT 13 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 new grain network status report has been created to provide stakeholders with comprehensive insight on the performance of the Canadian rail system for the 2020-2021 grain year.  The report provides information and data on the status of the rail network as of midnight the previous day.

The railway performance data reported in these reports reflect the performance of rail shipments specifically for grain shippers participating in the Ag Transport Coalition’s railway performance measurement program – estimated to encompass approximately 90-95% of western Canadian originated grain shipments by rail.

October 12, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Average daily loads on wheels finished out last week marginally higher than the prior week, averaging more than 11,900 cars per day, reflecting slightly higher volumes on CN and CP.

· Loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday for the second straight day, having now fallen from a high of 12,400 cars two days ago to 11,700 cars today.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of cars not moving declined significantly yesterday (-719 cars) after having risen above 2,000 cars 48 hours ago.  The improvement reflects lower counts for both CN and CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,187) fell slightly from the prior day, reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

All daily network status 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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