Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CN celebrates first train arrival at new Ray-Mont facility

All smiles at Ridley island
as the Ray-Mont terminal
facility received its first
shipment of grains

(Photo from Agrocorp
twitter feed
Specialty Grain shipments to Prince Rupert are officially underway, with CN Rail highlighting the transit of their first unit train shipment to the new Ray-Mont Grain handling facility on Ridley Island.

The first unit train brought canola meal pellets from Western Canada travelling across the CN line network of the prairies and delivering them to the train stuffing facility at Ridley, home of a state of the art terminal and the only such train stuffing facility found on Canada's west coast.

Doug MacDonald, CN"s Vice-President of Bulk made note of the role that railway is playing to expand the opportunities for Western Canadian farmers, as well as those from across Canada and the United States.

"We recognize the importance of making Canadian grain competitive on the global market,""As such we are pleased to play a role in innovative supply chain partnerships such as this one that will benefit the grain industry."

The Ray-Mont facility was officially opened in August, sharing the spotlight with the celebrations for the expansion of the DP World container port at Fairview.

The Ray-Mont grain handling on Ridley Island
is Now receiving product from across Canada 

(photo from PRPA twitter feed)

Covering 10 acres on Ridley Island the terminal features a 100 car rail loop corridor to deliver effective transfer of grains  from rail cars to containers. Once it's operating at full speed the facility will employ over 40 people.

You can review the background to the first transit from this information release from CN.

For more items related to the Ray-Mont facility see our archive page here.

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