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Daily Grain Network Status – May 11, 2023 MAY 15 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.

May 11, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A modest uptick in system loads on wheels yesterday although remaining below the 6,000 car threshold for the 3rd consecutive day.

CP seeing a small increase yesterday while CN numbers were essentially flat with both railways remaining below the 3,000 car threshold.

Cars Not Moving

Modest improvement on a system basis in the number of cars dwelling 48+ hours yesterday once again falling bellow the 700 car mar,.

Small improvement seen across the board yesterday although with little movement seen for either CN or CP.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (487) dipping notably from the prior day reflecting a notable decline in reported unloads at Vancouver.

Thunder Bay unloads (382) strong once again yesterday – above the 300 car mark for the 2nd consecutive day.

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.

Shipping Container jpeg credit CN Rail