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Daily Grain Network Status – January 5, 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 5, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A fourth consecutive day of decline for system loads on wheels yesterday having now declined 12% over the last 96 hours.

CP leading the decline yesterday offset in part by slightly higher volumes for CN.

Cars Not Moving

Modest improvement in system idle car counts once again yesterday falling below the 2,000 car threshold for the first time in nearly three weeks.

CN leading the improvement yesterday while CP counts rose slightly.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (892) down from the prior day with lower unloads at both west coast ports.

Thunder Bay unloads (70) with a steep decline yesterday and below expectations given the cars on hand yesterday.

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.