Daily Grain Network Status – February 20, 2023 FEB 21 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.
February 20, 2023: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
CP seeing a slight increase yesterday although loads on wheels remain below the 4,000 car mark for a second straight day.
Cars Not Moving
System idle car counts seeing little change yesterday remaining north of 1,700 cars for the 2nd straight day.
Thus far this week we are seeing a complete reversal of the pattern we have seen in recent weeks with CN counts ballooning north of 1,100 cars and CP counts declining.