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Daily Grain Network Status – November 21, 2022 NOV 23 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.

November 21, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

An uptick in system loads on wheels yesterday on the heels of three consecutive days of decline with system volumes edging toward the 11,000 car threshold.

A significant jump in loads on wheels for CP yesterday (+26% / 1,100 cars) after seeing loads on wheels fall below the 5,000 car threshold for the last two days.


Cars Not Moving

Little change seen in system idle car counts yesterday although the slight increase did push system totals back above the 1,200 car mark.

CP leading the increase yesterday offset in part by reduced counts for CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,259) with little change from the prior day with Vancouver steady and slightly higher unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (274) also seeing a slight bump but remaining below the 300 car mark for the 4th straight 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.