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Daily Grain Network Status – April 25, 2022 APR 26 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.

April 25, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Little change in system loads on wheels yesterday remaining at slightly more than 5,200 cars and early in week 39 tracking at last week’s levels.

While unchanged on a net basis yesterday saw CN volumes increase while CP volumes declined with both railways continuing even with last week’s pace.

Cars Not Moving

Slight improvement for system idle car counts yesterday remaining near 1,000 cars and currently trending 17% lower than where we were at this time last week.

The improvement reflects lower counts for CN with CP largely unchanged overnight.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (298) fell by half from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at both west coast ports consistent with expectations.

Thunder Bay unloads (200) improved yesterday reaching the 200 car threshold for the first time in three days.

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.