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Daily Grain Network Status – Feb. 23, 2021 FEB 24 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 23, 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 12,2000 cars and should have been 12,500 cars.

· Loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday on a system basis remaining above the 12,000 car mark for the third straight day.

Cars Not Moving

· Progress continued yesterday in reducing the number of cars dwelling under load with counts falling for the 8th consecutive day to less than 1,700 cars, reflecting significantly lower counts on CN and slightly higher counts on CP.·

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (918) on the heels of their best day in three weeks dropped off significantly yesterday with lower unloads reported at Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

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