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Daily Grain Network Status – December 8, 2022 DEC 9 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.

December 8, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

Little change in system loads on wheels yesterday remaining below the 10,000 car threshold for the second consecutive day.

While there was little change in total CN saw volumes decline while CP saw volumes increase. CN loads on wheels now approaching 4,000 cars – down 18% in the last 48 hours.

Cars Not Moving

Modest improvement in system idle car counts yesterday remaining north of 1,400 cars.

CP led the improvement yesterday making modest gains and once again falling below 900 cars.  Little change seen for CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (978) down from the prior day with lower unloads reported at both west coast ports.
Thunder Bay unloads (295) down slightly from the prior day and as is the case with Vancouver and Prince Rupert, continuing to train last week.
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.