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Daily Grain Network Status – January 25, 2022 JAN 26 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 25, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined notably yesterday returning below the 6,600 car threshold.

The decline yesterday reflects lower volumes for both CN and CP in nearly equal measure.

Cars Not Moving

There was little change in system idle car counts yesterday with system totals returning above the 2,800 car mark.

While largely unchanged on a system basis this reflects higher counts for CN offset in part by a reduction for CP.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (658) more than doubled from the prior day reflecting improved unloads at both west coast ports as anticipated given the cars available for unloading yesterday.

Thunder Bay unloads (65) 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.