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Daily Grain Network Status – December 12, 2023 DEC 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.

December 12, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

A third consecutive day of decline for system loads on wheels yesterday falling 9% to less than 7,900 cars and having now declined 13% since peaking at nearly 9,000 cars on Saturday.
Declines across the board yesterday although more notably CN declining 14% yesterday with both railways now below 3,800 cars on line.

Cars Not Moving

A sudden and significant correction yesterday in the number of cars dwelling for 48+ hours with system totals declining nearly 50% in the last 24 hours returning below 1,000 cars.
Improvements across the board yesterday with CN and CP reducing counts by more than 300 cars each.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (1,196) with their best day in some time with improved unloads reported at both west coast ports.
Thunder Bay unloads (454) with another strong day consistent with car population levels in the terminal and the rapidly closing shipping season.

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.