Future of grain
HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
New grain terminal at the Port of Hamilton
G3 Canada Limited (G3), headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is constructing a new lake terminal at the Port of Hamilton to originate grains and oilseeds out of southern Ontario for export to global markets.
“G3 is excited to announce this major investment in the Port of Hamilton as part of our vision to create a coast-to-coast Canadian grain enterprise,” says Karl Gerrand, CEO, G3. “Grain exports from southern Ontario have been increasing for some time now. We look forward to expanding our relationship with farmers in the province, and will work hard to establish G3 as the partner of choice in marketing their grain.”
The 50,000 metric tonne facility will be located at Pier 26 in the Port of Hamilton, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way. Grains and oilseeds will be loaded on to vessels for transport to G3’s facilities on the St. Lawrence River. From there, they will be shipped onwards to export markets around the world.
“The Port of Hamilton is one of Ontario’s primary agricultural gateways, with agri-food tonnage exceeding two million tonnes in 2014. Direct access to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system means the port is ideally located for agri-food exporters,” said Hamilton Port Authority president & CEO Bruce Wood. “The Port of Hamilton welcomes major investments such as this one and looks forward to continuing our close working relationship with our partners at G3.”
Construction on the facility is already underway and is slated for completion prior to the 2017 harvest. •
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