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Daily Grain Network Status – Feb. 22, 2021 FEB 23 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 22, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Note to Reader: The delayed reporting of car location message data slightly understated loads on wheels in yesterday’s report which was initially reported at 11,900 cars and should have been 12,200 cars.

Loads on wheels were unchanged from the prior day on a system basis remaining at 12,200 cars on line.  Early in week 30 system traffic levels are outpacing last week at this stage by 12% (+1,300 cars).

Cars Not Moving

· Progress continued yesterday in reducing the number of cars dwelling under load with counts falling for the 7th consecutive day to less than 2,300 cars reflecting lower counts on CN and slightly higher counts on CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,322) saw their best day in nearly three weeks yesterday reflecting improved 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