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Elevators Brace for High-Volume Shipping Season

In Western Canada, grain facilities worry about shipping backlogs

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Grain companies in Western Canada are bracing for another high-volume year, as questions about the system’s ability to handle that amount continue to plague the industry, says a report at the Manitoba Co-operator.

Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, said despite the heat stress that has hit many crops this year, grain companies expect this year’s overall crop to be roughly equivalent to those of the past two years, when shipping backlogs were an issue.

He said it remains to be seen whether provisions in the new Transportation Modernization Act (formerly Bill C-49) will benefit shippers.

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