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Daily Grain Network Status – April 27, 2022 APR 28 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 27, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the second straight day yesterday having now declined some 15% in the last 48 hours and now below 4,500 cars on line.

Yesterday’s decline was once again led by CN which has now seen loads on wheels fall below 1,700 cars – a level not seen since the beginning of the crop year in mid August.

Cars Not Moving

A third straight day of improvement for system idle car counts with counts declining another 24% and falling to the lowest levels seen this grain year.

Once again the improvement reflects lower counts across the board.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (510) declined from the prior day although somewhat less than expected with lower unloads reported at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (271) saw their best day in more than a week – above the 200 car mark for only the second time this week.

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.