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Daily Grain Network Status – March 3, 2021 MAR 4 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 3, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels were unchanged yesterday reflecting a slight decline on CN offset by a corresponding increase on CP.

· At the midpoint of week 31, system volumes continue to track 8% lower than at this point last week reflecting lower week over week volumes for both CN and CP, most notably CN.

Cars Not Moving

· The count of idle cars declined for the second straight day yesterday, albeit only marginally, reflecting slight improvement for CN and little change for CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,166) improved yesterday reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver and lower 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