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Daily Grain Network Status – November 9, 2022 NOV 10 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 9, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels dipping notably yesterday returning near the 10,000 car threshold and now at the lowest level we have seen in three weeks.

Both railways contributing to yesterday’s decline although more notably CN which saw a double digit % decline with loads on wheels falling to their lowest level in a month.

Cars N
ot Moving

Another uptick in system idle car counts yesterday reversing much of the gain seen the prior day with counts once again pushing 2,000 cars.

A reversal of yesterday’s scenario with CN seeing some improvement while CP counts more than doubled overnight returning above the 1,000 car threshold.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,229) with some improvement yesterday with improved unloads at Vancouver offset in part by lower unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (354) with a nice bump up yesterday returning above the 300 car mark.

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.