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Published: December 2006
CN opens new container terminal in Edmonton
Canadian National Railway (CNR) has opened a container loading facility for high value grains and grain products, pulse crops and oilseeds in Edmonton, Alberta. The new facility is capable of loading grain directly from farm trucks to containers for shipment by rail to the Port of Vancouver (BC), USWC ports and, from next autumn, to the new Fairview container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert.
Traditionally, Western Canadian farmers have moved their grain in boxcars and, today, in 100t hopper cars. However, markets are becoming more diverse and specialised and since many buyers, particularly in Asia, require only small lots of specialty grains, mustard seed and oilseeds, marine containers are attracting an increasing amount of attention....