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Daily Grain Network Status – March 10, 2022 MAR 11 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.

March 10, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels nudged up slightly yesterday remaining above the 6,000 car threshold for the 9th consecutive day.

Yesterday’s decline reflects a decline in CN volumes more than offset by higher volumes for CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts increased yesterday for the second straight day returning above the 2,000 car threshold for the first time in nearly three weeks.

The increase reflects higher counts for each of CN and CP although more notably for CN which saw counts jump 30% overnight returning counts above 1,000 cars.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (524) had another good day yesterday as anticipated with slightly higher unloads at Vancouver and no unloads at Prince Rupert as expected.

As we head into the weekend both west coast ports continue to track marginally behind last week’s pace.

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.