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Daily Grain Network Status – March 15, 2021 MAR 16 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 15, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the first time in four days falling below 11,600 cars reflecting notably lower volumes for CN offset by higher CP volumes.

· Despite the decline yesterday loads on wheels continue to track roughly at the same level as last week.

Cars Not Moving

· Following two consecutive days of increases the count of idle cars declined slightly yesterday falling once again below 2,000 cars on a system basis.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,300) declined slightly yesterday reflecting improved unloads at Prince Rupert and lower unloads at Vancouver.

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