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Daily Grain Network Status – January 24, 2022 JAN 25 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 24, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined slightly yesterday and continue to hover around the 7,000 car mark for the second straight day early in week 26.

To begin the week CN is tracking ahead of last week’s pace while CP is essentially holding the line.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined yesterday resuming the downward trajectory on the heels of the spike in counts seen on the weekend.

Yesterday’s improvement reflects lower counts for each of CN and CP although more prominently CP.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (317) saw another sub par day yesterday with slightly improved unloads at Prince Rupert and little change at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (51) continue to wind down as the remaining cars in the corridor are unloaded to close the shipping season.

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.