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Daily Grain Network Status – March 4, 2021 MAR 5 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 4, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· System loads on wheels declined yesterday remaining below the 11,000 car threshold for the third consecutive day reflecting lower volumes for CP with little change on CN.

· Heading into the back half of week 31, system volumes continue to track some 9% lower than last week at this point.

Cars Not Moving

· The count of idle cars declined for the third straight day yesterday falling below 1,700 cars reflecting improvement for each of CN and CP.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (1,138) declined slightly from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at Prince Rupert and a slight decline 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