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Daily Grain Network Status – October 12, 2021 OCT 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.

October 12, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

• System loads on wheels increased slightly yesterday reversing three straight days of decline and returning above 8,800 cars on line.

• The increase yesterday reflects a 9% bump in CN volumes while CP volumes declined slightly.

Cars Not Moving

• System idle car counts gave back some of the gains from the prior day returning above 2,000 cars yesterday.

• The increase seen yesterday is wholly attributable to CN with CP counts declining somewhat.

Port Unloads

• West coast unloads (861) improved slightly from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver offset in part by lower unloads at Prince Rupert.

• Thunder Bay unloads (424) nearly doubled from the prior day with more than 400 unloads for the second time in the last 8 days.

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.