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Daily Grain Network Status – March 24, 2022 MAR 25 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 24, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels increased yesterday returning above 6,800 cars.

The increase reflects higher volumes for each of CN and CP although principally CN which saw an 8% bump yesterday.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts saw notable improvement for the 3rd consecutive day – now sitting just below 2,200 cars.

Improvement for each of CN and CP yesterday, although principally CP, as counts continue to decline as the railway ramps up operations post labour disruption.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (243) declined from the prior day reflecting better unloads at Vancouver more than offset by a decline in unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (103) increased as expected registering their best day since traffic began moving to the Port in anticipation of a Seaway re-opening.

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.