Daily Grain Network Status – January 4, 2022 JAN 5 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 4, 2022: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
System loads on wheels increased slightly yesterday at just under 7,400 cars.
Yesterday’s increase reflects higher volumes for CN and nominally lower volumes for CP although both continue to lag last week’s levels at this juncture.
Cars Not Moving
System idle car counts improved for the third straight day falling below 3,300 cars having now declined by some 30% (1,300 cars) in the last 72 hours.
The improvement seen yesterday reflects improved counts across the board.
West coast unloads (91) were down nearly 60% from the prior day driven by the lack of unloads at Prince Rupert.
Thunder Bay unloads (138) improved from the prior day but continue to lag last week by 40% reflecting reduced traffic levels.
For more information, go to www.agtransportcoalition.com* 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.