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Daily Grain Network Status – May 24, 2022 MAY 25 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.

May 24, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the fourth straight day yesterday falling to slightly more than 3,000 car.  Cars on line have now fallen 25% over the last 10 days.

Yesterday’s decline reflects a notable drop in CP volumes with both CN and CP now below the 1,500 car mark.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts continue to inch their way downward declining nearly across the board yesterday.

System counts now tracking 20% lower than at this time last week following the brief spike in counts seen over the weekend.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (287) down slightly from the prior day reflecting a slight dip in unloads at Prince Rupert and no change at Vancouver consistent with expectations.

Thunder Bay unloads (196) saw a good day after no unloads reported Sunday or Monday.

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.