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Daily Grain Network Status – Feb. 2, 2021 FEB 3 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 2, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels increased yesterday for the fifth time in the last six days reflecting a 12% jump in CN volumes while CP volumes declined.

· Nearing the mid point of week 27 loads on wheels are now averaging more than 12,000 cars per day – 14% higher than at this point last week.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of loads not moving declined slightly yesterday falling back below 2,600 cars reflecting lower counts on CP while CN was unchanged.

Port Unloads

·  West coast unloads (1,046) improved nearly 40% yesterday following a notably poor day for unloads at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

· The improvement yesterday reflects improved unloads for both ports although Vancouver fell short of the 1,000 car threshold for the 7th time in eight days.

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