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Daily Grain Network Status – November 24, 2021 NOV 25 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 24, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels saw little change yesterday remaining above the 8,000 car mark for the 10th straight day.

There was little change for either railway with a slight uptick for CN offset by an equally nominal decline for CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts improved for the second straight day yesterday albeit only slightly.

The improvement reflects small gains for each of CN and CP with no material movement for either railway in any one corridor.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (208) saw some improvement yesterday, although they remain extremely low, with improved unloads reported at both west coast ports.

Thunder Bay unloads (312) were strong for the third straight day and still running 30% ahead of 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.