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Paterson Grain Ships CP's Largest Grain Train

Train consisted of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars loaded in 14 hours

Photo: Paterson Grain
Photo: Paterson Grain

Paterson Grain shipped Canadian Pacific’s (CP) largest grain train from Alberta to Vancouver, BC.

The train, consisting of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars, was loaded at Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, AB, and transported 16,313 metric tonnes of grain to Alliance Grain Terminal (AGT) in Vancouver.

The train was loaded by Paterson in less than 14 hours, and once released from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal, the train took less than four days to reach AGT, where the cars were unloaded and turned back to the country.

“Our new third generation grain terminals are amongst the most efficient grain facilities in the world today” says Andrew Paterson, Paterson’s president and CEO. “From the producer to the supplier to the end-use customer, our system can process and ship grain to exceed expectations.”

Keith Creel, CP’s president and CEO, says they celebrate with Paterson the largest 'Origin Grain unit train' ever launched.

“We applaud Paterson’s continued efforts to lead progressively to new levels of production capacity in the grain supply chain," he adds.

About Paterson Grain: Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture. Originally established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Company Limited, PGF attributes its success and esteemed reputation for service to its commitment to shipping high quality agricultural commodities to suppliers and consumers across Canada and the world. Today, PGF is a conglomerate of international agri-food and related businesses. PGF prides itself on the efficient use of its large scale operations and vertical integration of resources. These practices continue to allow PGF to achieve a competitive advantage in international agriculture by utilizing unique efficiencies in commodity growing, gathering, trading, processing, transportation and milling.

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