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Daily Grain Network Status – May 27, 2021 MAY 28 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.

May 27, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

• Loads on wheels increased yesterday returning near 7,000 cars on line.

• Yesterday’s increase reflects a bump in volumes for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

• The system count of idle cars ticked down slightly again yesterday declining to slightly more than 1,200 cars.

• Entering the back half of week 43, idle car counts continue to track at the same levels as seen last week.

Port Unloads

• West coast unloads (758) improved modestly from the prior day and once again reflect only unloads at Vancouver with no unloads reported at Prince Rupert for the 11th straight day.

• Thunder Bay unloads (366) saw another good day – above the 300 car threshold for the 4th consecutive 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.