It’s still in the very early stages of discussion, but a multinational infrastructure conglomerate with roots in Mexico has announced ambitious plans for a tri-national rail corridor linking the port at Mazatlan in Mexico’s northwestern Sinaloa state to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Caxxor Group’s CEO Carlos Ortiz told Mexican media, including daily newspaper Milenio, last week that… Read More

Areas near the Rocky Mountains have already seen their first snow — an important reminder that winter preparation should be well underway not just on the farm, but also for the entire value chain. To that end, Canada’s main railways have released their winter planning initiatives and investments for the 2020-2021 winter season, in accordance… Read More

If you’re a frequent traveller on highway seven in Saskatchewan you’ve seen the large Providence Grain Solutions grain handling operation at Marengo, Sask. Unfortunately, on Thursday night, Kindersley, Eatonia, Kerrobert, and Oyen fire departments were dispatched to a large fire at the elevator. The village of Marengo and surrounding rural municipality of Milton were evacuated…. Read More

The company responsible for a significant share of the behind-the-scenes distribution of crop inputs in Canada has decided to restructure its agriculture business across the country. Univar Solutions informed customers this week that it will sell and ship its existing inventory, and end purchasing and accepting marketing letters from suppliers for the agricultural market in… Read More

Electric semi trucks are likely a long way from being deployed on farms, especially for long-distance hauling in a cold Canadian winter, but others in the supply chain are starting to adopt electric power to move goods around. They’re not switching to electric trains (yet), but CN Rail has ordered 50 all-electric tandem axle Class… Read More

Being thoroughly trained to operate a truck and trailer is incredibly important. It’s been a little over two years since the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash with a truck and trailer unit which claimed 16 lives, injured 13, and spurred an inquiry into how truck drivers are trained and licensed. The accident, and others like… Read More

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… Read More

CN Rail has announced plans to acquire 1,500 new generation, high-capacity grain hopper cars with delivery starting in January of 2021. These new railcars will encourage economic recovery through job creation in the North American manufacturing sector, as well as help CN continue to meet the growing needs of grain farmers and grain customers, the… Read More

 

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