OmniTRAX ends shipping season at CanadaÆs Port of Churchill
North American rail services provider OmniTRAX shipped more than 620,000 tons of grain from the Port of Churchill before closing out the season for the winter.
“We made great strides this year and we hope to reach our 1-million-ton target to make this a sustainable business in the long term,” said OmniTRAX managing director Mike Ogborn in a statement.
OmniTRAX recently struck business deals with the Canadian Wheat Board, the province of Manitoba, and Louis Dreyfus.
“It means we will have the opportunity to continue to work on the product mix and the amount of product that flows in and out of the Port of Churchill,” Ogborn said.
Ian Luff, operations manager for Louis Dreyfus, said OmniTRAX’s use of the Port of Churchill “offers region farmers a cheaper transportation alternative by nearly $20 per ton.”
From the Port of Churchill, products were shipped to more than 15 countries and three continents: South America, Central America, Europe, and Africa. New destinations included Cameroon, Mozambique, and Greece.