Photo courtesy of G3

Aug 18, 2022

G3 Port Terminal Handles Record Grain Imports

Trois-Rivières, Québec facility is the only one on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System able to unload grain from large Panamax ships

G3 has handled a record volume of grain shipped from overseas to its port terminal in Trois-Rivières, Québec this year, due to a shortage of some crops caused by drought last year in Western Canada.

G3’s grain handling operation at Trois-Rivières is focused chiefly on loading ships for export but is also the only facility on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System able to unload grain from large Panamax ships and transfer it to truck, train or smaller vessels.

Food and beverage companies unable to source enough grain domestically contracted with G3 to facilitate imports from overseas.

Port terminal is handling record grain volumes

G3 has unloaded more than 160,000 metric tonnes of grain from ships at Trois-Rivières in 2022, far more than the facility has ever handled in one year.

G3 Trois-Rivières recently unloaded 30,000 MT of grain from a single vessel from an overseas supplier.

“G3’s facilities have built a reputation for fast, safe, and efficient movement of grain to worldwide markets,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “But we are also providing important capacity to import grain when needed.”

G3’s terminal at the Port of Trois-Rivières has been working around the clock to facilitate the big increase in imports, while maintaining the facility’s business receiving thousands of truckloads of corn, soybeans and other crops from Quebec farms and loading it onto vessels for export.

Last fall, G3's Thunder Bay grain elevator established a record for the largest amount of grain loaded onto a single vessel in the history of the port.

Grain elevator workers put 31,143 metric tons of grain into the holds of the Algoma Central Corp.'s bulk carrier, Capt. Henry Jackman.

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