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Daily Grain Network Status – December 2, 2021 DEC 3 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.

December 2, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels nudged up slightly yesterday continuing the day to day seesaw we have seen in recent days.

The slight increase seen yesterday reflects principally higher volumes for CP

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts continue to bounce around the 4,000 car mark with counts climbing slightly again yesterday.

Yesterday’s increase reflects higher counts for CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (326) changed little from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver offset by improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (236) fell below the 300 car threshold for the first time in four 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.