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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

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

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

(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


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

The Port of Prince Rupert is an important exporter of western Canadian grain and is increasing its capacity to ship out crops in containers.

Ag container capacity expanding at Prince Rupert

Port officials met with grain industry officials in Winnipeg this fall

When it comes to exporting western Canadian grain the Port of Vancouver stands out, but the Port of Prince Rupert, almost 1,500 km to the north, has lots to offer too. That’s the message Prince Rupert officials delivered at a reception with grain trade and Manitoba government representatives in Winnipeg Sept. 26. “There’s still latent

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

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

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

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

Another grain export terminal proposed for Vancouver

Another grain export terminal proposed for Vancouver

The way western Canadian crop production is growing the increased 
capacity is needed, say some industry observers

A second, new grain export terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver, is welcome news, says University of Saskatchewan agricultural economist Richard Gray. Western Canadian grain production is on the upswing and because of rising demand in Asia, Canadian grain companies want to export through the West Coast because that’s where prices are highest. Additional

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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


Brazil’s grain ports seen facing record volumes

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazil’s grain ports will endeavour to move the last of a record soybean crop just as a huge corn harvest starts competing for terminal space, testing the country’s export capacity, an analyst at local consultancy Agroconsult said. Brazil is exporting much of a record 96 million-tonne soybean crop and, starting