Skip to content

Daily Grain Network Status – Jan. 25, 2021 JAN 26 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 25, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels continued their downward trajectory yesterday with volumes on both railways declining.  System loads on wheels have now fallen below 11,000 cars for the first time since November 2020.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving improved slightly yesterday reflecting marginal progress for both railways.  Counts remain above the 3,000 car threshold for the second straight day after having been reduced to fewer than 2,000 cars just six days ago.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads improved notably yesterday reflecting little change at Vancouver and catch up in unloads at Prince Rupert due to delayed reporting.

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