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Daily Grain Network Status – March 9, 2021 MAR 10 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 9, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels declined yesterday reflecting lower volumes for CN offset by higher volumes for CP.

· Averaging 11,500 cars per day system volumes are currently trending at the same levels as last week.

Cars Not Moving

· The counts of idle cars dwelling under load increased yesterday for the second consecutive day reflecting higher counts for each of CN and CP.

· System counts, at nearly 2,300 cars have now increased 75% in the last 48 hours.

Port Unloads

· West coast (1,363) increased from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver and Prince Rupert.  Early in week 32 unloads at both ports are tracking ahead of last week’s pace.

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