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Daily Grain Network Status – November 30, 2023 DEC 1 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 30, 2023: Report Synopsis

Loads on Wheels

System loads on wheels turning a corner yesterday, increasing for the first time in 6 days and returning north of 8,200 cars.
CN leading the increase with loads on wheels rising nearly 20% and returning above 3,100 cars after falling below 2,700 cars a day ago.  CP seeing a modest increase.

Cars Not Moving

An increase yesterday in the number of cars seeing extended dwell times with system counts returning above 1,400 cars.
CN continuing to improve while CP was wholly attributable for the jump in counts increasing 45% and back above 1,100 cars.

Port Unloads

West coast unloads (732) more or less back in line with expectations with Vancouver unloads declining and Prince Rupert reporting nominal unloads.
Thunder Bay unloads (402) back above the 400 car threshold for the 3rd time this week consistent with the elevated volumes arriving at the port.

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.