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Daily Grain Network Status – January 27, 2022 JAN 28 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 27, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Little change in system loads on wheels yesterday remaining above the 6,700 car threshold.

While flat on a system basis, CN saw a notable decline offset in nearly equal measure by the increase seen on CP.

Cars Not Moving

Another positive day for system idle car counts with further declines (-259 cars) knocking counts down to slightly more than 2,200 cars – back to where they were a week ago.

CP’s turn today to drive improvement reducing counts by 24% while CN counts held steady.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (516) again saw marginal decline yesterday but remained above the 500 car mark for the 3rd straight day reflecting better unloads at Prince Rupert offset by lower unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (67) 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.