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Daily Grain Network Status – November 28, 2022 NOV 30 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 28, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels declined for the second straight day yesterday returning below the 11,000 car threshold.

The decline is wholly attributable to CN which saw loads on wheels fall 7% yesterday while CP volumes increased slightly.

Cars N
ot Moving

Some improvement in system idle car counts yesterday reversing about half the increase seen the prior day.  System totals remain north of 1,500 cars.

Small improvements across the board yesterday.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,156) down slightly from the prior day with lower unloads at Vancouver offset in part by improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (321) down from the strong day seen the prior day but above the 300 car mark for the 3rd straight day and 6th time in the last 7 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.