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Daily Grain Network Status – June 7, 2022 JUN 9 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 7, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels increased for the 2nd straight day yesterday returning above 3,700 cars but remaining below the 4,000 car threshold for the 8th straight day and 23rd time in the last 24 days.

Yesterday’s increase reflects higher volumes for CN (Prince Rupert) and CP (USA).  Both railways however continue to see loads on wheels below 2,000 cars.

Cars Not Moving

System idle car counts showing notable improvement yesterday declining by nearly 50% and falling below 400 cars on a system basis – the lowest level this year.

Improvement from both railways yesterday although more notably CP which saw idle car counts decline by two-thirds

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (298) up slightly from the prior day reflecting some improvement at Vancouver once again with no unloads at Price Rupert as anticipated.

Thunder Bay unloads (131) down from the prior day and once again below the 200 car threshold.

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.