Daily Grain Network Status – November 22, 2022 NOV 24 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 22, 2022: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
Both railways seeing a decline in loads on wheels yesterday with each tracking pretty much where we were at this point last week.
Cars Not Moving
Some improvement in system idle car counts yesterday dropping below the 1,100 car threshold.
Both railways with some improvement yesterday, more so CP, although gains for each were modest.
West coast unloads (1,407) up notably yesterday although they reflect extremely high unloads at Prince Rupert which may bring reporting into question.
Thunder Bay unloads (320) also seeing a bump up and rising above the 300 car mark for the first time in 5 days.