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Daily Grain Network Status – February 2, 2022 FEB 3 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 2, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A significant decline in system loads on wheels yesterday declining 14% (-839 cars) and falling to 5,200 cars on line – below the 6,000 car threshold for only the 2nd time in the last four months.

Yesterday’s decline reflects sizeable decreases for each of CN and CP although most notably CN.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined again yesterday, albeit only slightly, falling below the 1,700 car threshold.

Little change seen for either railway yesterday.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (749) saw their best day yet this week reflecting improved unloads at both west coast ports but driven principally by improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

No unloads reported at Thunder Bay.

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.