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Daily Grain Network Status – March 1, 2021 MAR 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.

March 1, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday reflecting a general decline across both railways.  Two days in loads on wheels are currently tracking slightly lower than last week at this point.

Cars Not Moving

· After declining to less than 1,800 cars mid last week, idle car counts have now increased in 5 of the last 6 days including yesterday with system counts now above 3,300 cars returning to levels of nearly two weeks ago.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,486) surpassed the 1,400 car mark for the second time in three days reflecting very strong unloads at Vancouver and somewhat disappointing unloads at 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