Category: Logistics

CN and CP to pay $7 million combined for exceeding revenue entitlement for grain

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 21, 2017

The Canadian Transportation Agency says both CN Rail and CP Rail exceeded their maximum grain revenue entitlements during the 2016-17 crop year....Read more »

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CN cites derailments, frack sand demand as factors affecting grain movement

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 21, 2017

(photo source: CN Rail)

With winter weather settling in across Western Canada and new rail legislation meant to protect grain shippers stalled in Ottawa, there are serious...Read more »

AGT signs 20-year service deal for new port terminal to be built in Vancouver

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2017

Wood pellets loading at Fibreco Terminal in North Vancouver with downtown and Stanley Park in the background. (credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; Dave Roels Photography)

Regina-based pulse and specialty crop exporter AGT Food and Ingredients has signed a 20-year deal for access and certain exclusive rights to a new...Read more »

Rail bill won’t be passed until after winter break

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 12, 2017

Farmers and grain shippers won’t be getting long-awaited changes to grain transportation rules for Christmas this year. Bill C-49, the...Read more »

West Coast port capacity is surging, but can it be put to use?

By: Kelvin Heppner

October 11, 2017

(credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority)

From Prince Rupert down to Vancouver’s Fraser River ports, grain companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure for...Read more »

AGCO increases investment in Regina based parts distribution center

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 25, 2017

Waiting for parts can be brutally frustrating during very time critical moments like planting or harvest. Part inventories at the dealership have...Read more »

Shortline railways to buy Saskatchewan’s hopper car fleet

By: RealAgriculture News Team

July 5, 2017

The Saskatchewan government says it has reached deals with three shortline railways in the province to sell the Saskatchewan Grain Car...Read more »

Railways anticipating $1 billion annual carbon tax bill by 2022

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 20, 2017

Canada’s freight railways say they anticipate paying over a billion dollars per year by 2022 under carbon pricing policies proposed and planned by...Read more »

GrainsConnect plans fourth Canadian elevator, at Huxley, Alta.

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 1, 2017

The GrainsConnect elevator under construction at Maymont, Sask. The newly-announced facility at Huxley, Alta. will be designed in the same manner (photo supplied.)

GrainsConnect Canada has announced plans to build a fourth grain terminal in Western Canada. Pending necessary approvals, the company will build a...Read more »

Grain companies looking forward to taking proposed rail legislation for a test drive

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 24, 2017

“It’s not perfect, but it is better than we expected.” The new rail legislation introduced by the federal government checks off most of the...Read more »

Garneau aiming to pass new rail legislation “later this year”

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 24, 2017

Transport Minister Marc Garneau (left) checking out hopper cars near Edmonton in May (Source: @Transport_gc, Twitter)

Farm and grain industry groups are optimistic new freight rail legislation proposed by the federal government will shift the balance of power in the...Read more »

Commodity groups optimistic new rail legislation will improve grain transportation

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 17, 2017

Farm and crop industry groups are welcoming the legislation introduced by Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Tuesday. Bill C-49 would, among other...Read more »

New rail legislation keeps revenue cap, adds “long-haul interswitching”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 16, 2017

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau introduced draft legislation on Tuesday that includes long-awaited changes to the rules governing grain...Read more »

New rail bill yet to be introduced

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 5, 2017

Update, May 12: A bill entitled “An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and...Read more »

Viterra Acquires Gavilon Elevator in Grand Forks, ND

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 2, 2017

Viterra is expanding its grain handling network into the U.S. The Regina-based subsidiary of Glencore has acquired a 140,000 metric tonne grain...Read more »