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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

System loads on wheels continue to seesaw up and down with the healthy increase seen yesterday reversing today in an equivalent decline.  Loads on wheels now back to 10,200 cars.

Both railways seeing a decline in loads on wheels yesterday with each tracking pretty much where we were at this point last week.

Cars N
ot 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.

Port Unloads

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.

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.