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Daily Grain Network Status – January 10, 2023 JAN 11 2023 | 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.

January 10, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A slight decline in system loads on wheels yesterday which remain below the 9,000 car threshold.

CN and CP moving in opposite directions once again yesterday, although the changes for each are small in absolute terms, with CN volumes increasing and CP declining somewhat.

Cars Not Moving

A second straight day of improvement for system idle car counts yesterday with system totals falling below the 1,000 car threshold for the first time in nearly a month.

Improvement seen across the board yesterday with CN and CP each making marginal gains.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,106) above the 1,100 car mark for a 4th straight day although reflecting a change in the mix with lower unloads at Vancouver and improved unloads at Prince Rupert.

Thunder Bay unloads (2) continue to decline consistent with a wind down of operations.

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.