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Daily Grain Network Status – March 18, 2021 MAR 19 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 18, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday for the fourth straight day reflecting lower volumes for CP and slightly higher volumes for CN.

· Entering the back half of week 33, system volumes are now trending the same level as last week at 11,300 cars per day.

Cars Not Moving

· The system count of cars not moving declined yesterday returning below the 1,900 car threshold.

· The decline yesterday reflects improvements for each of CN and CP in nearly equal measure.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,502) saw their best day in 6 weeks surpassing 1,500 reported unloads for only the 4th time in the last 3 months and reflecting improved unloads at both 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.