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Daily Grain Network Status – June 8, 2021 JUN 9 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.

June 8, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

• Loads on wheels increased slightly yesterday remaining above the 8,000 car threshold for the 4th consecutive day.

• Average daily loads on wheels continue to outpace last week by 23% (1,600 cars) reflecting higher volumes for both CN and CP but most prominently CN.

Cars Not Moving

• Daily system counts of idle cars changed little overnight remaining slightly above 1,800 cars.

• Yesterday saw CN counts increase slightly partially offset by lower counts for CP but little change on a net system basis.

Port Unloads

• West coast unloads (747) improved slightly from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver with once again no unloads at Prince Rupert.

• Early in week 45 unloads continue to track almost 50% lower than last week.

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.Reported unloads at Thunder Bay were below the 250 car mark for the 5th straight day.