Category: Logistics

Churchill viewed as a “viable surge port” for prairie grain, says Al-Katib

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 12, 2018

The head of one of Canada’s largest pulse crop exporting companies is optimistic we’ll see Western Canadian crops shipped through the Port of...Read more »

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CP Rail planning to invest half a billion dollars in 5,900 new hopper cars

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 7, 2018

(source: CP Rail)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has announced a major investment in new hopper cars following the federal government’s passage of Bill C-49. Just...Read more »

La Coop fédérée to build $90 million grain terminal at Port of Quebec

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 6, 2018

Photo courtesy of La Coop Federee

La Coop fédérée has announced plans for a $90 million grain transfer terminal to be built at the Port of Quebec for agriculture commodities...Read more »

AGT Food and Ingredients part of Churchill rail and port deal

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 31, 2018

(courtesy Port of Churchill)

Could Western Canadian crops once again be exported through the Port of Churchill? Owner Omnitrax has reached an agreement-in-principle to sell the...Read more »

Trudeau says gov’t won’t be “very quick” with back-to-work order, as CP Rail strike begins

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2018

Around 3,000 conductors and engineers who work for Canadian Pacific Railway went on strike on Tuesday evening after negotiations with the railway...Read more »

Why grain shippers expect C-49 will improve rail transportation

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 25, 2018

Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, discusses what Bill C-49 means for grain transportation in the interview below.

There’s been plenty of buzz this week among farm groups and the grain industry about the long-awaited passage of Bill C-49 — the federal...Read more »

CN confirms purchase of 1,000 new hopper cars

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2018

CN will be phasing out some of its existing 12,000 hopper car fleet, purchasing 1,000 new cars over the next two years. (Photo courtesy CN Rail)

CN Rail says it is moving ahead with a previously discussed plan to purchase 1,000 new grain hopper cars over the next two years following the...Read more »

Farm groups applaud transportation bill becoming law

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 23, 2018

Farm and grain industry groups are giving a big thumbs-up to the federal government for finally passing Bill C-49. The Transportation...Read more »

Saskatchewan’s Northgate terminal receives BNSF certification

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 23, 2018

The only grain-handling terminal in Canada with direct service from a U.S. railroad has been recognized by BNSF Railway as one of 12 rail-loading...Read more »

Bill C-49 gains final approval

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 22, 2018

The federal government’s transportation bill, which includes changes to railway legislation welcomed by farm and grain industry stakeholders,...Read more »

Update: MPs to send C-49 back to the Senate again, after next week’s break

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 10, 2018

Updated, May 11: The Liberals in the House of Commons have indicated they will reject the Senate’s two latest amendments, sending the bill back to...Read more »

C-49 taking the long route, headed back through the Senate

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 4, 2018

The grain industry will likely have to wait at least a few more weeks for passage of Bill C-49, the federal legislation containing new rules...Read more »

Transport minister accepts Senate’s grain-related amendments to Bill C-49

By: Kelvin Heppner

April 30, 2018

The scoop: Transport Minister Marc Garneau has decided to accept the Senate’s main grain-related amendments to Bill C-49 — the government’s...Read more »

Liberals missing out on an easy win by not ratifying CPTPP

By: Shaun Haney

April 28, 2018

Canada signed its name on the dotted line at the CPTPP signing ceremony in Chile on March 6th, 2018. But unfortunately, agriculture and other...Read more »

Northgate facility provides an alternative to Canadian rail system

By: RealAgriculture News Team

April 26, 2018

As the home of the only grain-handling facility in Canada that has direct, high-speed service from a U.S. railroad, the commodity logistics hub at...Read more »