Category: Logistics

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 »

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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 »

G3 Plans Two New Elevators in Saskatchewan

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 28, 2017

G3 Canada continues to expand its presence on the prairies, announcing plans for two new primary elevators in Saskatchewan on Tuesday. The company...Read more »

India’s Reliance on Canadian Pulses, NAFTA Uncertainty, & New Elevator Construction: Viterra CEO Kyle Jeworski

By: Kelvin Heppner

March 10, 2017

The CEO of one of Canada’s largest grain companies is “very optimistic” a timely resolution will be reached to maintain Canadian pulse...Read more »

New Rail Bill Expected Soon: 3 Things To Watch For

By: Kelvin Heppner

February 23, 2017

If new rail legislation the federal government promised to introduce this spring is to be passed before the end of the session in June, it will have...Read more »

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