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Daily Grain Network Status – April 25, 2021 APR 26 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 25, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

· Consistent with the trend seen throughout last week, loads on wheels declined nearly 8% last week from the prior week averaging 10,850 cars per day.

Loads on wheels declined for the third straight day yesterday falling to 10,300 cars on line.

Cars Not Moving

· Idle car counts declined last week for the second straight week averaging 2,300 cars per day driven by lower counts on CN while CP remained unchanged week over week.

· Counts increased yesterday returning above the 2,100 car mark reflecting higher counts for both railways.

Port Unloads

· West coast unloads at 1,181 cars per day on average improved for the second straight week last week reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver and lower unloads at Prince Rupert.

· Thunder Bay unloads increased slightly week over week last week averaging 300 cars per day.

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.