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Daily Grain Network Status – November 1, 2023 NOV 2 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.

November 1, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A notable decline in system loads on wheels yesterday falling below the 9,000 car threshold for the first time in a week.
Both railways seeing declines yesterday although more so CN which saw loads on wheels decline 11% falling below the 5,000 car mark for the first time in a week.

Cars Not Moving

A reversal yesterday in the number of cars not moving 48+ hours with system totals returning north of 1,000 cars on the heels of three consecutive days of improvement.
CP leading the increase yesterday with little change seen for CN.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,073) remaining above the 1,000 car threshold reflecting principally improved unloads at Prince Rupert which was anticipated.
Thunder Bay unloads (193) declining from the levels seen the last two days.

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.