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OmniTrax Plans to Sell Port of Churchill, Hudson Bay Rail Line to First Nations

OmniTrax has accepted a letter of intent from a group of Northern Manitoba First Nations wanting to purchase the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Railway. It was first reported several weeks ago that the Denver-based¬†transportation company was considering¬†selling¬†its Manitoba assets. The letter triggers a 45 day due diligence period in which both parties… Read more »

Grain & Trains: How Oil is Part of the Solution to Western Canadian Logistic Woes

Farmers are understandably frustrated by slow grain movements out of the Prairies this year, as a giant crop has western ports at a stand-still. The finger is often pointed at oil tankers hogging all the railway tonne-miles as a major part of slow grain movement off the Prairies, but as with any logistical problem, the… Read more »