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Grain being loaded on a ship at the Hudson Bay port of Churchill in 2015. (MarketsFarm photo by Jade Markus)

Port of Churchill moves to 100 per cent local ownership

Corporate partners step out of owner group

MarketsFarm — The Port of Churchill is undergoing an ownership transition that will see its OneNorth community and Indigenous partners assume 100 per cent ownership of the Hudson Bay port and the rail line connecting it to northwestern Manitoba. The Churchill Marine Tank Farm and associated assets are also part of the deal, according to […] Read more

Parrish and Heimbecker’s domed grain terminal at Hamilton, in 2011. (ParrishandHeimbecker.com)

Parrish and Heimbecker to expand Hamilton flour mill, terminal

Prairie grain handler and processor Parrish and Heimbecker plans to become the single biggest user of Ontario-grown wheat with a major expansion of its newest flour mill. The privately-held Winnipeg company on Tuesday announced expansion work is now underway on both its mill and adjacent Lake Ontario harbour terminal at Hamilton. Few details were available […] Read more


The scale of Federated Co-operatives’ new fertilizer terminal at Grassy Lake can be seen from the eight long, thin objects in this depiction. They’re Super B trailers and the co-op says it will be able to load one faster than Lynyrd Skynyrd can play ‘Free Bird.’

Co-op goes big — and fast — with new fertilizer terminal

The new $42-million facility at Grassy Lake will have a loop track and lightning-quick loading

Reading Time: 2 minutes The tiny hamlet of Grassy Lake will soon be home to a very large fertilizer terminal. The $41.8-million Federated Co-operatives facility will not only be big — with a storage capacity of more than 34,000 tonnes — but also fast. It will have a loop track that will be able to continuously unload a 110-car […] Read more

(Dave Bedard photo)

Viterra buys up all of North Dakota grain terminal

Viterra has bought up the other half of a U.S. joint-venture grain terminal the company helped build in its SaskPool days. The Regina-based grain handling arm of commodity firm Glencore announced Thursday it has closed a deal to buy U.S. food processor General Mills’ 50 per cent stake in the two companies’ grain terminal at […] Read more


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Gardiner Dam Terminal set to go full Viterra

The farmers who own half of central Saskatchewan’s Gardiner Dam Terminal have reached a deal to sell their half to their business partner and wind up the company. Glencore Agriculture’s Viterra arm announced Friday it will buy the half of GDT it doesn’t already own and take over operation of the GDT inland grain terminal […] Read more

GrainsConnect inland terminals opening in 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute GrainsConnect Canada’s new inland terminal at Vegreville will open in spring while its one at Huxley will open in fall 2019, the company says. GrainsConnect is a joint venture of Australia’s GrainCorp and Japan’s Zen-Noh Group, one of the world’s largest co-operatives. It has already opened two inland terminals in Saskatchewan. All four have a […] Read more


GrainsConnect Canada, whose terminal under construction at Maymont, Sask., is shown here, plans to open an elevator at Huxley, Alta. in 2019. (GrainsConnect.com)

GrainsConnect picks second Alberta terminal site

The joint venture between Australia’s GrainCorp and Japan’s Zen-Noh Grain is taking its Prairie grain handling model to southern Alberta. GrainsConnect Canada announced plans Thursday to build a fourth Prairie high-throughput grain terminal on Canadian National (CN) Railway track at Huxley, Alta., about 75 km southeast of Red Deer. The company — which expects to […] Read more

A rendering of G3’s proposed grain terminal and loop track for Port Metro Vancouver. (G3.ca)

G3 to proceed with port grain terminal at Vancouver

Winnipeg | Reuters — Canada’s G3 Global Holdings will build a grain terminal at Port Metro Vancouver by 2020, increasing the flow of wheat and canola to Asia and Latin America, the company said on Wednesday. The Winnipeg-based partnership of Saudi Arabian agriculture company SALIC and U.S. grain handler Bunge Ltd/ had been considering the […] Read more


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Cargill joint venture to build grain terminal in Ukraine

Kiev | Reuters — U.S. agriculture giant Cargill and Ukraine’s MV Cargo said they would build and operate a grain terminal at Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhny under a US$100 million joint venture agreement signed Wednesday. The terminal, near Ukraine’s biggest port city of Odessa, will have an annual loading capacity of five million […] Read more