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Daily Grain Network Status – January 31, 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.

January 31, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the 3rd consecutive day yesterday to slightly more than 6,000 cars – 11% lower than at this juncture last week.

Yesterday’s dip reflects lower volumes for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined yesterday falling below the 1,900 car threshold and seeing the lowest one day total in nearly 3 weeks.

Yesterday’s decline reflects lower counts across the board.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (671) declined slightly from the prior day reflecting slightly lower unloads at Vancouver with little change at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (21) 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.