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Daily Grain Network Status – Feb. 25, 2021 FEB 26 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 25, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday on a system basis for the second straight day but remain above the 12,000 car mark for the 5th straight day.

· Yesterday’s decline reflects a significant drop in CN volumes although both railways continue to out pace last week.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of idle cars increased again yesterday returning above 2,200 cars reflecting higher counts for CN with CP unchanged.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,216) rebounded yesterday reflecting significantly better unloads at Vancouver while Prince Rupert unloads declined.

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