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Daily Grain Network Status – February 17, 2022 FEB 21 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 17, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels changed little yesterday remaining slightly above the 5,700 car threshold.

A tale of two railways today with CN volumes increasing and CP decreasing in nearly equal measure.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts turned the other way yesterday with counts rising nearly 30% to return above the 1,400 car threshold.

The increase is driven solely by higher counts on CN while CP counts declined modestly.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (333) saw their lowest day in three weeks with lower unloads at Vancouver and no unloads at Prince Rupert as anticipated.

Vancouver continues to trend nominally ahead of last week and Prince Rupert continues to lag as we head into the weekend.

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.