Daily Grain Network Status – January 10, 2022 JAN 11 2022 | 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.
January 10, 2022: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
System loads on wheels declined yesterday falling to slightly more than 7,600 cars on line – consistent with daily levels seen for much of the last two weeks.
Both railways saw volumes dip yesterday led by CN although the railway continues to track well ahead of last week’s levels early in week 24.
Cars Not Moving
System idle car counts saw some respite yesterday falling by nearly 10% but remaining above the 4,000 car threshold.
Yesterday’s decline reflects lower counts across the board led by CN.
West coast unloads (438) increased some 50% from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
After reporting no unloads on the weekend Thunder Bay reported only 25 unloads yesterday – a slow start to the week.
For more information, go to www.agtransportcoalition.com* 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.