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Daily Grain Network Status – February 1, 2022 FEB 2 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.

February 1, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Little change in system loads on wheels yesterday remaining nominally above the 6,000 car threshold and continuing to lag last week by 10%.

While unchanged at a system level, CN saw volumes decline slightly yesterday offset by an increase for CP in nearly equal measure.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined once again yesterday falling below the 1,800 car threshold – the lowest one day total in more than six weeks.

Yesterday’s decline was driven by improvement seen for CN while CP counts nudged up slightly.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (576) declined for the second straight day with little change seen at Vancouver and a decline in unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (7) remain low as remaining traffic is worked off at 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.