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Daily Grain Network Status – June 22, 2023 JUL 4 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.

June 22, 2023: Report Synopsis


Loads on Wheels

Another modest decline in system loads on wheels yesterday for the 5th straight day falling back to 5,300 cars on line.

Marginal declines across the board yesterday but no significant movement for either railway.


Cars Not Moving

The number of cars dwelling 48+ hours fell by nearly 50% yesterday returning to less than 400 cars on a system basis, the lowest level seen in two weeks.

Improvement across the board yesterday with CP leading the way which has no reduced its counts below CN levels.


Port Unloads

West coast unloads (707) much improved yesterday with little change seen at Vancouver and a boost coming from Prince Rupert unloads as expected.

Thunder Bay unloads (182) dipping once again yesterday but still tracking 66% higher than last week at this time.

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