Daily Grain Network Status – April 12, 2023 APR 13 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.
April 12, 2023: Report Synopsis
Loads on Wheels
Cars Not Moving
A slight uptick in system idle car counts yesterday following the notable decline seen the prior day returning counts north of 1,300 cars.
CP driving the increase yesterday although in absolute terms a relatively small increase.
West coast unloads (986) declining slightly from the prior day reflecting lower unloads at Vancouver offset in part by improved unloads at Prince Rupert.
Thunder Bay unloads (291) also declining yesterday falling below the 300 car mark for the first time in 9 days.