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Category: Logistics

As harvest rolls, farmers hope communication will lead to better railway performance

By: Dale Leftwich

September 14, 2018

Roundtable grain transportation, Ministers MacAulay and Garneau

The federal Liberal caucus met in Saskatoon, Sask. this week, providing the opportunity to host a hastily-called roundtable on grain transportation....Read more »

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Port of Churchill sold to group that includes AGT Food & Ingredients

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

(courtesy Port of Churchill)

The Port of Churchill and the rail line leading up to it have been sold to a group that includes Saskatchewan based pulse and specialty crop exporter...Read more »

U.S. Department of Transport undertakes hours of service review

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 26, 2018

The trucking industry has been concerned about the increasing number of regulations that prevent haulers from keeping clients happy and being...Read more »

Crude oil shipments by rail reaching record levels ahead of harvest

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 1, 2018

Crude oil shipments by rail in Canada are at record highs and forecast to continue climbing, as oil production has increased with no major expansion...Read more »

Trucker shortage threatens agricultural trade flows

By: Shaun Haney

July 24, 2018

Agriculture requires the transportation of goods via highway, water, and rail across North America.  When it comes to challenges, the rivers in...Read more »

Deal to sell Churchill port and rail line falls apart

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 3, 2018

A deal that would have seen the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR) sold to a consortium that includes Fairfax Financial Holdings,...Read more »

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 »

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 »