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Daily Grain Network Status – March 11, 2021 MAR 12 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 11, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the third consecutive day reflecting marginally lower volumes for CN and CP.  Loads on wheels have now fallen below 11,000 cars.

Cars Not Moving

· The counts of idle cars dwelling under load saw a significant decline yesterday following  three straight days of increases.

· Yesterday’s decline reflects lower counts for each of CN and CP with system totals falling below 1,700 cars.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,281) improved from the prior day on the strength of improved unloads at Prince Rupert while Vancouver unloads remained steady.

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