Supply Chain Partners Keep Canadian Grain Flowing at Port of Thunder Bay
“The capability of this supply chain and the commitment of the partners all along the supply chain, are really shining through during this unprecedented time,” says Tim Heney, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Thunder Bay. “The railways, stevedores, grain elevators, inspectors, and mariners to name a few, are handling increased trade despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. They are keeping commodities flowing to parts of the world that could otherwise see a food shortage.”
Rail traffic has increased significantly at the port in recent weeks. Weekly figures ending April 28 indicate grain railcar volume nearly doubled in Thunder Bay compared to the same week last year. Thunder Bay has the most efficient rail route, fastest ship turnaround time, and greatest available elevator capacity of all Western Canadian grain ports.
The 2019 crop produced the second-largest harvest on record for Western Canadian farmers. On-farm stock at the end of December was at record-high levels.Follow us for more updates Linkedin Twitter