GrainCorp JV opens new Canadian terminal

Grain Central March 21, 2022

Fraser Grain Terminal. Photo: GrainCorp

GRAINSCONNECT Canada, a joint venture between GrainCorp and Japan’s Zen-Noh Grain Corporation, has officially opened the Fraser Grain Terminal (FGT), a new port operation in Surrey, British Columbia.

Construction of FGT began in November 2018, with the terminal set to link GrainsConnect Canada’s country delivery points directly to export markets.

The JV also features Canadian agribusiness Parrish & Heimbecker (P&H).

GrainsConnect Canada president Warren Stow said now the commissioning process was complete, terminal will provide an end-to-end supply chain for the company in western Canada.

“Our partner, P & H, and GrainsConnect Canada are equipped to maximise the advantages of FGT’s capacity and infrastructure throughout 2022 and beyond,” Mr Stow said.

“The Fraser Grain Terminal is an excellent example of an infrastructure project that supports Canadian farmers, increases efficiency in grain exports, and builds strong  business relationships with customers around the world.

“Along with our partner P & H, we are proud of the project’s completion and excited for its full operation.”

GrainsConnect Canada commercial manager Martin Swinyard, CFO Micah Adams, president Warren Stow and business development VP Nick Nishijima joined GrainCorp COO Klaus Pamminger, Zen-Noh Grain Corporation VP strategy & corporate development John Lane and GrainCorp CEO and managing director Robert Spurway at the opening of the new terminal. Photo: GrainCorp

With a throughput of 4 million tonnes per annum, the FGT replaces existing warehousing facilities.

The terminal includes:

  •  a total of 25 above-ground steel storage silos;
  • three shiploaders with choke fed and cascading-type telescopic spouts to reduce dust during vessel loading;
  • a semi-loop rail track;
  • a rail unloading station; and
  • transfer system comprising above-ground conveying equipment.

Inland terminals include two in Saskatchewan at Maymont and Reford, and two in Alberta at Vegreville and Huxley.

Source: GrainsConnect Canada, GrainCorp


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