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Daily Grain Network Status – January 11, 2022 JAN 12 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 11, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined slightly again yesterday remaining above the 7,500 car threshold – consistent with daily levels seen for much of the last two weeks.

A tale of two railways yesterday with CN volumes increasing yet again and CP volumes declining.  CN now tracking 26% ahead of last week and CP 9% lower.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts saw some notable improvement for the second straight day yesterday falling by more than 10% – now below 3,600 cars.

Yesterday’s improvement reflects lower counts across the board led by CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (393) declined somewhat reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver offset in part by a slight improvement in Prince Rupert unloads.

Thunder Bay unloads (70) continue to limp along at less than half of last week’s pace.

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.