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Daily Grain Network Status – January 19, 2022 JAN 20 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 19, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels remain near the 6,000 car threshold again today.  (Note: Late reporting increased the prior day’s loads on wheels above the 6,000 car mark.)

Heading into the back half of week 25 CN and CP each continue to track 15 – 20% below the prior week’s levels.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts continue their downward trajectory with counts declining again yesterday albeit only slightly.

Yesterday’s improvement reflects lower counts for CP while CN counts increased slightly.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (510) declined from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (46) 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.