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Daily Grain Network Status – February 7, 2023 FEB 8 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 7, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A slight dip in system loads on wheels yesterday effectively reversing the increase we saw a day ago, returning below the 8,800 car threshold.

Both railways seeing declining volumes yesterday led by CP with CN continuing to track higher and CP lower than at this point last week.

Cars Not Moving

A notable jump in system idle car counts yesterday returning north of 1,200 cars.

CN and CP moving in opposite directions on this front yesterday with CN counts declining while CP counts more than doubled overnight.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (966) falling below the 1,000 car mark for the first time in nearly a week driven by lower unloads reported at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (47) continue to trickle in on a daily basis.

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.