Viterra expands SW Sask. grain terminal

Canada’s biggest grain handler has expanded its handling capacity and rail car space at one of its high-throughput terminals in Saskatchewan’s southwest.

Viterra announced Tuesday it has increased its terminal storage capacity at Gull Lake, about 55 km west of Swift Current, by 37 per cent and doubled its rail car capacity to 112 car spots.

“This infrastructure investment ensures the more efficient movement of grains and oilseeds, and we are pleased to have worked with (Canadian Pacific Railway) to realize this advancement,” Bob Miller, Viterra’s senior vice-president for grain for North America, said in a release.

The concrete facility, built in 1999 by the former Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, is on the CP main line just south of the Trans-Canada Highway at Gull Lake.

The terminal was listed last year by the Canadian Grain Commission at 19,000 tonnes of capacity, putting the expanded facility’s capacity at just over 26,000 tonnes.

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