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Daily Grain Network Status – January 12, 2022 JAN 13 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 12, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined once again yesterday falling below 7,300 cars – down some 10% in the last seven days.

Yesterday’s decline reflects lower loads on wheels across the board led by CP which has now seen system volumes fall below 2,600 cars – the lowest one day total in more than four months.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts improved notably for the 3rd straight day having declined by 35% (1,400 cars) in the last 72 hours.

Now below 2,900 cars in total, system idle car counts have fallen to their lowest level in 3 weeks going back to Christmas Eve.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (349) declined slightly from the prior day reflecting slightly better unloads at Vancouver and no unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (114) continue to limp along at roughly 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.