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Daily Grain Network Status – January 18, 2022 JAN 19 2022

(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 18, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the 4th consecutive day falling below the 6,000 car threshold – the lowest one day total in more than four months.

Yesterday’s decline reflects lower volumes across the board.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts continue their downward trajectory with lower counts across the board yesterday.

Yesterday’s improvement reflects lower counts for both railways in nearly equal measure.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (738) bounced back yesterday driven by higher unloads at Vancouver offset in part by lower unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (81) remain low as remaining cars on line find their way to the port.

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.