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Daily Grain Network Status – Jan. 11, 2021 JAN 12 2021 | 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.

January 11, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels increased slightly yesterday following declines in four of the last five days.  The net increase seen yesterday reflects higher volumes on CP and slightly lower volumes on CN.

· Two days into the current week, system volumes are tracking some 14% lower than at this point last week at slightly more than 13,000 cars per day.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of idle cars remains stubbornly high at more than 4,200 cars on a system basis yesterday with counts declining slightly yesterday reflecting lower counts on CN and little change on CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads increased slightly from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver offset by lower unloads at Prince Rupert.  Thunder Bay reported 250 unloads 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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