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Daily Grain Network Status – November 29, 2022 DEC 1 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 29, 2022: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A third consecutive day of decline for system loads on wheels yesterday, now at 10,500 cars back to where we were a week ago.

For a second straight day the decline is wholly attributable to CN which saw loads on wheels decline another 6% and having now declined by 700+ cars over the last 48 hours.

Cars N
ot Moving

A second straight day of improvement for system idle car counts yesterday returning system totals below the 1,200 car mark back to where we were last Friday prior to spiking on the weekend.

Improvements across the board yesterday although most notably CP which reduced counts by 30% back below the 800 car mark.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,167) comparable to the prior day with little change seen at either west coast port.

Thunder Bay unloads (436) back above the 400 car mark yesterday for the second time in the last three days and currently tracking 45% ahead of last week’s pace.

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.