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Daily Grain Network Status – Nov. 4, 2020 NOV 5 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 4, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the third consecutive day falling below 11,600 cars, reflecting higher volumes on CN offset by lower volumes on CP.

· Thus far this week, system volumes continue to average north of 12,100 cars per day, pretty much where they were at this time last week.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving declined for the fourth straight day reflecting a slight uptick on CN offset by CP gains.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,160) nudged up slightly from  yesterday reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and higher unloads at Prince Rupert.  Thunder Bay unloads remain robust at 479 cars yesterday.

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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