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Daily Grain Network Status – June 2, 2022 JUN 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.

June 2, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels rose yesterday for the first time in three days returning above the 3,700 car threshold.

Higher cars on line for both CN and CP yesterday with CN loads on wheels rising above the 2,000 car threshold for only the second time in 2+ weeks.

Cars Not Moving

Another nominal decline in system idle car counts yesterday continuing the overall downward trajectory which has now pushed total counts to almost 400 cars – the lowest one day total this year.

Consistent with recent experience the net system decline once again reflects incremental improvements across the board.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (222) marginally lower than the prior day driven by a reduction in unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (122) down by nearly half from the prior day.

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.