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Daily Grain Network Status – July 15, 2021 JUL 16 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.

July 15, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

• Loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday, but remained above the 8,000 car threshold for the 4th consecutive day.

• Changes for CN and CP were marginal.

Cars Not Moving.

• Idle car counts reversed the increase seen the prior day, declining by more than 400 cars yesterday, yet remaining above 3,500 cars on a system basis.

• Yesterday’s improvement was largely concentrated on CP, which continues to see counts significantly lower than CN.

Port Unloads

• West coast unloads (367) declined from the prior day, despite more than 700 cars reported as on site at Vancouver yesterday morning.

• Thunder Bay unloads (216) improved from the prior day, but remain lower than expected given the number of cars available for unloading.

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.