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Daily Grain Network Status – Oct. 8, 2020 OCT 9 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 8, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels rose slightly yesterday reflecting slightly lower volumes on CN and higher volumes for CP.

· Five days into the current week, average daily loads on wheels continue to track at the same level they were last week at this juncture, at slightly less than 11,900 cars per day, reflecting higher volumes on CN and lower volumes on CP.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of cars not moving declined yesterday for the first time in three days, reflecting improvement for both CN and CP.  Five days in, daily counts continue to be at comparable levels to last week.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,395) rebounded yesterday, reflecting improved unloads at both west coast ports.

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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