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Daily Grain Network Status – March 8, 2022 MAR 9 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 8, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels unchanged from the prior day remaining above 6,400 cars for the 2nd straight day.

While unchanged on a system basis CN volumes increased yesterday while CP declined slightly.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined slightly but remain above the 1,500 car threshold.

A mixed bag yesterday with the net decline led by lower counts for CP.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (327) declined once again yesterday with both Vancouver and Prince Rupert reporting lower unloads.

Approaching the mid point of week 32 Vancouver continues to lag last week’s pace while Prince Rupert is tracking slightly ahead.

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.