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Daily Grain Network Status – April 6, 2022 APR 7 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 6, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the first time in a week yesterday returning to slightly more than 6,500 cars and continuing to track marginally ahead of last week at this juncture.

Yesterday’s decline reflects lower volumes for each of CN and CP.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts saw modest increase yesterday on the heels of two days of improvement returning to 1,300 cars.

Minor increases across the board yesterday with little change for either railway.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (453) declined slightly yesterday with somewhat lower than anticipated unloads at Vancouver and improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (261) held steady yesterday – above the 200 car threshold for the 8th time in the last 10 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.