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Daily Grain Network Status – April 5, 2022 APR 6 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 5, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels increased for the 6th straight day yesterday, albeit only slightly, returning above the 6,800 car threshold and now tracking at par with last week at this juncture.

The increase yesterday reflects a 2nd straight day of increase for CN while CP volumes declined for the fist time in five days.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts saw modest improvement once again yesterday declining 13% to slightly less than 1,300 cars.

CP counts pretty much held steady with all of the decline attributable to CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (484) saw their best day in a week with much improved unloads at Vancouver and lower unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (283) improved again yesterday as expected, logging more than 200 unloads for the 7th time in the last 9 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.