Record canola shipment from Vancouver
Richardson International Ltd. said it has successfully loaded a record 65,500 metric tons of canola on board a single vessel from its terminal in the Port of Vancouver.
The Medi Sentosa, a vessel bound for United Arab Emirates was loaded in a seven-day period, Jan. 8-15. The previous record, 65,250 metric tons, was also set by Richardson in 2008.
Richardson President Curt Vossen said expansion of the company’s grain handling network by more than 50 percent since 2007 has provided the company with a greater ability to source grain from all areas of Western Canada and to position it at terminals in time to suit customers’ needs.
“Reliable shipping also allows us to develop new marketplaces for Canadian commodities, including United Arab Emirates,” he said.