Cargill to boost rail car spot at Rosetown

Cargill’s Canadian arm plans to boost its parking space for rail cars at its grain elevator an ag input centre at Rosetown in western Saskatchewan.

Construction will start this month to increase the site’s rail car spot to 100 cars, up from its current 50-car spot.

The expanded spot is expected to be complete by this fall, the company said, and customers can expect “minimal disruption” in service between now and then.

Cargill’s Rosetown elevator, served by Canadian National Railway (CN), has storage capacity of about 28,500 tonnes.

“We are confident that by increasing our rail capacity in Rosetown, we’ll be better positioned to offer our customers the services they’ve come to expect from Cargill for their evolving business needs,” Jeff Vassart, Cargill’s president in Canada, said in a release.

The company in December last year finished expanding its rail car capacity at Kindersley, about 85 km west of Rosetown, to 100 cars. Cargill’s Kindersley elevator has storage capacity for about 22,500 tonnes.

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