Quorum Corporation's latest Grain Monitoring Update focused on grain shipping week 13.
According to the report at the end of October space at primary elevators was good. Country elevator stocks had dropped to 3.86 MMT utilizing 70% capacity, with deliveries to primary elevators totaling 1.16 MMT.
Year-to-date Western Canadian shipments from port terminal elevators during the week were 18% higher than the same period last year and 5% lower than the 3-year average.
The vessel lineup for October 31 to November 6th (Week 14) at Vancouver had dropped to 31, with 4 ships waiting at Prince Rupert.
The number of vessels cleared during week 14 (2022-23) was 15 from Vancouver and two from Prince Rupert.
With temperatures across the prairies forecasted to remain above -25 C, railways are not expected to invoke their winter operating plans.