State-of-the-art grain terminal coming to Vancouver

For the first time in decades, British Columbia’s Port of Vancouver will be gaining a new grain terminal to boost cross-continental efficiency through a recent agreement with G3 Global Holdings affiliate, G3 Terminal Vancouver.

The railway terminal will feature a loop able to handle three 134-car trains, setting a record for Canadian grain exporting. Additionally, the depot will be capable of storing 180,000 metric tons of cereal grains, oilseeds, pulses or specialty crops. The state-of-the-art system will enable continuous unloading without actually halting the train, letting the cars return to G3 Canada’s main elevators while remaining attached to their locomotive.

In tandem with on-rail efficiency, Vancouver’s new terminal will allow streamlined high-speed receiving and shipping. The project was designed by a team comprising terminal management professional Bill Mooney and G3’s engineering group and will be handled by Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.

Construction is expected to begin in March with completion planned for 2020.

"Our Vancouver terminal is central to G3's vision of a coast-to-coast grain handling network that sets a new standard in efficiency," Karl Gerrand, CEO of Winnipeg, Manitoba-based G3, said. "We plan to transform the movement of grain through the west coast, providing Canadian farmers with competitive pricing and reliable delivery opportunities."

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