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Daily Grain Network Status – March 9, 2022 MAR 10 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 9, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the first time in four days yesterday but remain above the 6,200 car threshold reflecting a notable drop in volumes for CP.

Loads on wheels have now been above the 6,000 car mark for 8 consecutive days – the longest run since the last week of January.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts increased yesterday rising once again above the 1,700 car mark.

The higher counts reflect increased counts for CP while CN declined modestly.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (513) returned above the 500 car threshold yesterday driven by significantly improved unloads at Vancouver.

Heading into the back half of week 32 both west coast ports are now tracking slightly 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.