Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) has completed a new vessel-loading spout and mooring dolphin at its Goderich Terminal, the company says.

The P&H Goderich Terminal services global grain markets. The site acts as a marine hub for the movement of Western Canadian wheat to Ontario flour mills, as well.

The vessel-loading spout includes dust suppression technology, and monitors and controls the flow of grain at the discharge end through computerized sensors. From the deck, P&H operators are able to manage a concentrated cylinder of grain, placing it much closer to the bottom of the vessel and reducing unwanted dust emissions, the company says.

The mooring dolphin will allow vessels of all configurations to receive and discharge cargos at the terminal, as well as maintain safe manoeuvring within the inner harbour.

The entire site layout was reworked to handle larger-class vessels, and the dolphin provides security and stability for vessels at berth, says P&H.

“These two significant investments will allow P&H to handle increasing volumes of Canadian grain while doing so in an environmentally responsible manner,” says Matt Gardner, director, Ontario Terminal Operations. “Reinvesting in our infrastructure at our Goderich Terminal further strengthens our commitment to the Goderich area and all producers in Ontario.”

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