Daily Grain Network Status – Jan. 26, 2021 JAN 27 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 26, 2021: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
· System loads on wheels continued their downward trajectory yesterday reflecting lower volumes on CN with CP largely unchanged. At 10,300 cars, system loads on wheels have now fallen to their lowest one day total since early November 2020.
Cars Not Moving
· The system count of loads not moving improved slightly again yesterday reflecting lower counts for CN while CP counts increased slightly. Counts have now fallen below the 3,000 car threshold but remain high at nearly 2,900 cars.
· West coast unloads (1,015) were below average yesterday reflecting significantly lower unloads reported at Vancouver while Prince Rupert unloads exceeded the 200 car threshold for the third straight day.
For more information, go to www.agtransportcoalition.com* 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