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Daily Grain Network Status – Oct. 13, 2020 OCT 14 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 13, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the third consecutive day, having now fallen from a high of 12,400 cars four days ago to 11,100 cars today.

Three days into the current week, daily loads on wheels are averaging 11,600 cars per day – trailing last week at this juncture by 3%.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of cars not moving increased slightly yesterday, reflecting higher counts on CN offset to some degree by slightly lower counts on CP.

· Thus far this week, average daily counts continue to track 15% lower than last week at slightly more than 1,500 cars per day.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,247) rebounded somewhat yesterday, reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver and a second consecutive day of strong 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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