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Daily Grain Network Status – May 3, 2022 MAY 4 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 3, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the 3rd straight day yesterday falling back below 4,500 cars for the second time in the last seven days.

Yesterday’s decline reflects lower volumes for CP which has now seen loads on wheels fall below 2,000 cars.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts declined for the 2nd straight day continuing a downward trajectory and falling to the second lowest level seen this year.

The improvement yesterday reflects nominal improvement for each of CN and CP.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (425) held steady yesterday reflecting improved unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (207) fell by half on the heels of the best day of unloads seen thus far this shipping season.

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.