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Daily Grain Network Status – November 23, 2022 NOV 25 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 23, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the second straight day falling below the 10,000 car threshold for the first time in ten days.

The decline yesterday reflects a significant decline for CN principally in the Vancouver corridor.  CN loads on wheels at the lowest level we have seen since early October.

Cars N
ot Moving

A significant jump in system idle car counts yesterday with counts doubling in the last 24 hours.

CP accounting for nearly all of the increase yesterday with counts more than doubling.  It is possible this reflects delayed reporting which we will be in a position to confirm tomorrow.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,318) down slightly from the prior day with notably lower unloads at Prince Rupert and higher unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (538) with a very strong day yesterday – above the 500 car mark for only the third time this year.

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.