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Daily Grain Network Status – November 30, 2021 DEC 1 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 30, 2021: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels increased yesterday returning above the 8,500 car mark reflecting increases for both railways.

Yesterday’s increase reflects higher volumes across multiple corridors for both railways with a significant increase seen for the Thunder Bay corridor for both railways.

Cars Not Moving

Somewhat of a setback for system idle car counts yesterday increasing by more than 400 cars with system total returning above 4,400 cars largely erasing gains made over the last few days.

The increase reflects higher counts for both railways in nearly equal measure centered principally on the Thunder Bay and Vancouver corridors.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (514) saw their best day since the beginning of the disruption (Nov 14) reflecting principally improved unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (381) remain strong once again consistent with the volume of traffic available within the terminal for the last two 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.