Earlier this week, G3, a Canadian grain company headquartered in Winnipeg, announced the opening of G3 Terminal Vancouver, a new grain export terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
This will enable G3’s network of western Canadian grain elevators access to west coast ports in addition to the eastern Canadian ports they operate through G3 Canada Ltd. G3 hopes to provide western Canadian farmers with greater market access for their grain.
Construction on the facility began in March 2017 in North Vancouver. For the last several months, the facility has been taking in Prairie grain by rail and loading it onto ships as part of a commissioning process. The facility is now in commercial operation.
- The facility can receive up to three 150-car trains on its loop track. Trains quickly unload while in motion and travel back to G3’s Prairie elevators without detaching from their locomotives, which is critical to increasing supply chain efficiency.
- G3 Terminal Vancouver’s dock can accommodate vessels up to Capesize (the largest dry cargo ship), and its three large ship loaders move grain on board at up to 6,500 tonnes per hour.
- G3 Terminal Vancouver has a storage capacity of 180,000 metric tonnes and receives and ships a variety of grains and oilseeds.