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Daily Grain Network Status – February 6, 2022 FEB 7 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 6, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Consistent with the trend seen throughout much of the week, system loads on wheels declined last week averaging 5,600 cars per day – 17% lower than the prior week.

The decline seen last week reflects lower volumes for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined last week for the 4th time in the last five weeks falling below 1,800 cars per day – the lowest level in more than two months.

The improvement seen last week reflects lower counts for each of CN and CP which saw average daily counts decline 22% and 40% respectively as compared to the prior week.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads averaged 637 cars per day last week – the best performance seen in two months.

The week over week improvement reflects improved unloads at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

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.