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Daily Grain Network Status – Nov. 23, 2020 NOV 24 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 23, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels increased yesterday for the second consecutive day remaining above the 12,000 car threshold.  Yesterday’s net increase reflects notable shifts for each of CN and CP with CN volumes declining by 600+ cars and CP volumes increasing by 700+ cars.  

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving increased for the second straight day – now nearing 2,300 cars.  Yesterday’s increase is wholly attributable to CN which saw counts rise by nearly 500 cars (+45%) while CP counts declined.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,290) dipped slightly from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and higher unloads at Prince Rupert.  Thunder Bay unloads improved with 242 reported yesterday.

* 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).All daily network status reports are available on the Pulse Canada website

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