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Daily Grain Network Status – November 15, 2021 NOV 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.

November 15, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels jumped sharply yesterday rising above 8,300 cars.

The increase seen yesterday reflects higher volumes for both CN and CP in nearly equal measure with 1,400 cars coming on line between the two railways yesterday.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts increased slightly yesterday for the second straight day with counts now at 1,800 cars.

The increase seen yesterday is driven principally by CN while CP counts saw little movement yesterday.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (293) fell 60% from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and no unloads at Prince Rupert which was anticipated.

Thunder Bay unloads (201) improved from the prior day but still fell short of 250 unloads yesterday.

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.