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Daily Grain Network Status – Feb. 1, 2021 FEB 2 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.

February 1, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday for the first time in five days.  Early into week 27 system loads on wheels are averaging 11,800 cars per day – some 10% higher than last week.

· While today’s change reflects lower counts on CP, thus far this week both CN and CP have seen volume increases as compared to last week.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving bumped up 25% yesterday returning above the 2,700 car threshold.

· Yesterday’s increase reflects higher counts for each of CN and CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast (751) declined by more than 30% yesterday falling short of 800 cars reflecting lower unloads at both west coast ports.

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