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Daily Grain Network Status – November 25, 2021 NOV 26 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 25, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels jumped 5% yesterday returning above 8,400 cars with minor increases seen in multiple corridors for both railways but little change in the Vancouver corridor.

Yesterday’s increase reflects nominal increases for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts made some headway for the third consecutive day albeit once again progress was limited.

System counts remain above 4,400 cars with both CN and CP seeing nominal improvements  yesterday.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (228) improved yesterday with slightly better unloads seen at Vancouver, although still very low, and a decline at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (354) were strong for the fourth consecutive day with unloads above the 300 car threshold each day this week other than Sunday.

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.