These photos were taken by Dana Omland, grain merchandising manager for Ceres Global Ag Corp. Omland has been part of Ceres’ trading and risk management team since May 2015, when the company opened a grain merchandising office in Guelph, Ont.
Omland took these photos in September. He said, “It really was a bit of history today for this terminal. It was designed to bring western spring wheat into mill and did so for decades, but the mill is closed and we converted it into a terminal. The ability to load out wheat is new, and therefore a bit exciting and fresh.”
Ceres is a Toronto-based company focused on grain storage and merchandising. Its Port Colborne terminal (owned by Ceres-owned Riverland Ag) has a capacity of 2.3 million tonnes. Here on the Prairies, Ceres has a 25 per cent interest in Stewart Southern Railway Inc., a 132 km shortline in southeast Saskatchewan, and is developing the Northgate, Sask. Commodity Logistics Centre, a $96 million grain, oil and oilfield supplies transloading site which will connect to BNSF Railway.
Dana Omland grew up on a Saskatchewan farm, and is especially excited about this part of his job. “There are a couple of things I like doing more than this, and by a couple I mean roughly two. It is hard to get a sense of scale, but the boat is about a couple of football fields long (620’), and that is just a baby laker.”