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Daily Grain Network Status – Nov. 22, 2020 NOV 23 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.

November 22, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels finished out last week 6% higher than the prior week averaging more than 11,800 cars per day.  The week over week increase reflects higher volumes on CN offset somewhat by lower volumes on CP.

· Loads on wheels increased yesterday returning above the 12,000 car threshold for the first time in four days.  The increase reflects nominal increases across the board.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving increased 20% yesterday returning above 2,000 cars after having fallen to 1,200 cars 48 hours ago.  Today’s increase reflects primarily higher counts on CN.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,356) surpassed the 1,300 car mark for the second time in four days on the strength of good unloads at both west coast ports.  Thunder Bay unloads tailed off somewhat yesterday at 198.

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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