Work continues on G3’s new state-of-the-art grain terminals in Melfort, Saskatchewan and Rycroft, Alberta.
Peter Chura, corporate communications specialist, says the grain facilities will be similar to their other sites on the Prairies.
The facilities will have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes, with a loop track design that allows the train to exit directly from the main track and keep it moving on the track.
“It is loaded in continuous motion and en route, immediately to Vancouver’s G3 terminal on the west coast. So it really speeds up the flow of grain to market, which opens up more delivery opportunities.
G3 expects both facilities to be ready for the 2023 harvest.
Chura says the new locations in Melfort and Rycroft add to the 17 other facilities in G3’s prairie grain network.
“We also just opened in 2020 a large, brand new, state-of-the-art grain export facility in Vancouver, Vancouver’s G3 Terminal, and it’s been taking a toll there. Breaking records for unloading fast trains, fast loading ships and keeping grain moving to market.”
Chura notes that they also have facilities in Eastern Canada, with port terminals in Thunder Bay and Hamilton, Trois Rivières and Quebec.