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

Loads on Wheels

A fourth straight day of decline for system loads on wheels yesterday, now below the 10,000 car threshold for the first time in 10 days having declined 15% over the last four days.
CP was the driver of the reduction seen yesterday with loads on wheels declining 14% overnight  At 4,422 cars CP volumes are at their lowest level in 10 days.

Cars Not Moving

A third consecutive day of improvement for system idle car counts yesterday returning system totals below the 900 car mark – the lowest level in six weeks.

CP was the driver of the improvement seen yesterday for the second straight day with counts nearly cut in half.  CP counts have now declined 60% in the last 72 hours.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,303) up from the prior day with slightly better unloads at Vancouver and a slight dip seen at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (321) down from the prior day but still north of 300 cars for the 5th consecutive day.
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.