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Daily Grain Network Status – Nov. 25, 2020 NOV 26 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 25, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels increased yesterday reflecting a significant increase on CN with CP volumes declining.  CN loads on wheels are now nearly 7,600, the highest single day total seen in the last six months.

· Four days into the current week, system volumes continue to track 3% ahead of last week’s pace at nearly 12,300 cars per day.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving increased for the fifth straight day – now nearing 2,900 cars.  Yesterday’s increase reflects higher counts for CP while CN counts declined for the first time in five days.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,085) were marginally better than the prior day reflecting slight improvement at Vancouver and little change at Prince Rupert.  Thunder Bay unloads declined slightly with 311 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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