Wednesday, November 26th1.0°C
23286
23488

Record levels of grain in 2013; port of Churchill says there's room for more

CHURCHILL, Man. - The Port of Churchill moved record levels of grain last year and the transportation company that owns the facility says there’s room for more.

Merv Tweed of Omnitrax Canada says the port still has capacity in the early part of the shipping season — from mid-July to the end of September.

Tweed says 2013 was much busier in October and early November.

Churchill is the country’s only deep-water Arctic seaport.

Its location on the western coast of Hudson Bay provides access to shipping routes and global markets.

Tweed says the Churchill facility is another choice for farmers who have had difficulty moving their grain.

"As the port of Churchill starts booking for the 2014 shipping season, we want farmers to know that we have the resources they need to transport their product out through Hudson Bay," Tweed said in a release Thursday.

Omnitrax Canada is a private company that operates regional and short-line railroads in several Canadian provinces.

Farmers have said the hurdle to moving their grain efficiently is a shortage of rail cars.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23457


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15038.41-35.24
S&P CDNX771.06-9.58
DJIA17827.7512.81
Nasdaq4787.317+29.065
S&P 5002072.83+5.80
CDN Dollar0.8888+0.0004
Gold1197.00-0.10
Oil73.48-0.61
Lumber327.90-1.60
Natural Gas4.295+0.144

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.160.00
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.34+0.02
Cantex0.045+0.005
Anavex Life Sciences0.171-0.004
Metalex Ventures0.035+0.005
Russel Metals31.50-0.64
Copper Mountain Mining2.16+0.01
Colorado Resources0.12-0.01
ReliaBrand Inc0.0134-0.0001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.045-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.34+0.015

 
23744


23630

FEATURED Property
191299210890 Highway 97N, Lake Country
5 bedrooms 6 baths
$999,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


The last great Canadian tax shelter

A guide to how flow-through fund limited partnerships can mightily aid your tax planning!The end of the year will raise concerns among many professionals, self-employed persons, business owners and ev...


What I learned in China: Part 2

As per my previous article on my visit to China, we have much to learn about and from their people. It is potentially the largest market on earth with 1.3 billion people in one country but much will d...


Retirement: Health Issues

Our health is really our greatest asset and maintaining our health is of tremendous importance. You want to do what you can to ensure that health issues will not jeopardize the enjoyment of your retir...

_



24185

24158


Member of BC Press Council


23646