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Daily Grain Network Status – April 14, 2021 APR 15 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.

April 14, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Loads on wheels increased yesterday for the second straight day reflecting higher traffic levels for both CN and CP.

· At the mid point of week 37 system loads on wheels continue to track slightly below last week at this point averaging 11,500 cars per day.

Cars Not Moving

· Idle car counts declined ever so slightly for the fourth straight day yesterday falling below 2,400 cars reflecting improved counts for both CN and CP.

· While progress is slow, the numbers continue to trend in the right direction.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads (904) fell short of the 1,000 car mark once again reflecting well below average unloads at Vancouver and slightly better unloads at Prince Rupert.

· On the heels of two strong days of unloads, Thunder Bay reported fewer than 150 unloads.

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.