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Daily Grain Network Status – Dec. 10, 2020 DEC 11 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.

December 10, 2020: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the third straight day falling below the 13,000 car threshold for the first time in seven days.  The decline seen yesterday reflects lower volumes on CP while CN volumes were largely unchanged, remaining above 7,600 cars on line.  Week to date, volumes continue to average 5% higher than last week at nearly 13,500 cars per day.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving declined for the first time in six days, albeit only slightly, remaining above 3,200 cars on a system basis.  As has been the case recently, the net decline reflects slightly lower counts on CP while CN counts nudged up slightly for the 6th straight day.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,001) declined yesterday reflecting poorer unloads reported at both west coast ports.  Thunder Bay unloads rebounded with more than 300 unloads 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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