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Daily Grain Network Status – Jan. 19, 2021 JAN 20 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 19, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels increased slightly yesterday but remain below the 12,000 car threshold for the fifth consecutive day.

· Traffic volumes continue to track 10% lower this week than last at 11,800 cars per day reflecting lower volumes for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving for 48+ hours increased slightly yesterday reflecting higher counts on CP offset by reduced counts for CN.

· System totals now at their lowest since the first week of December.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads fell off from the prior day failing to reach 1,000 cars reflecting poor unloads at both west coast ports.  Only approximately half of all Prince Rupert unloads attributable to PRG.

For more information, go to* 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