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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

System loads on wheels seeing little change yesterday remaining below the 9,000 car threshold for the 2nd straight day.
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.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,127) improving yesterday with higher unloads reported at both Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
While unloads at Prince Rupert did improve yesterday as expected we continue to see significant traffic congestion in the corridor.
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.