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Daily Grain Network Status – August 12, 2021 AUG 13 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.

August 12, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

•  Loads on wheels nudged upwards yesterday for the second straight day – now just above 3,900 cars on line.

• Yesterday’s increase reflects slight increases for each of CN and CP

Cars Not Moving.

• System idle car counts dipped slightly yesterday reflecting offsetting increases and declines for CP and CN respectively.

•  At just under 1,300 cars yesterday idle car counts remain range bound between 1,100 – 1,400 cars as has been the case for more than two weeks now.

Port Unloads

• West coast unloads (239) declined by half from the prior day.

• Thunder Bay unloads (113) also declined and now trail last week’s pace by 25%.

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.