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Grain traffic at Thunder Bay up 27 per cent on year

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain movement through the Port of Thunder Bay is reported to be up 27 per cent compared to the previous year halfway through the 2020 shipping season. A total of 5.05 million tonnes of grain were shipped through Thunder Bay as of Aug. 31, port officials said in a release. That compares with […] Read more

Thunder Bay grain exports continue at strong pace

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay continue to run at a strong pace, with season-to-date volumes of 4.2 million tonnes up 26 per cent on the year. A total of 961,419 tonnes of grain were shipped through the port, located on the northern shores of Lake Superior, in July, port officials […] Read more



Solid grain exports continue through Thunder Bay

June's handle includes record-large CP grain train

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Grain shipments through the Port of Thunder Bay continue to run at a strong pace, with season-to-date volumes of 3.2 million tonnes, up 35 per cent from the five-year average, according to an update from the port. A total of 866,066 tonnes of grain were shipped through the port, located on the northern […] Read more


Thunder Bay sees increased port traffic to start season

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The Port of Thunder Bay reports “a surge in grain throughput” as the global COVID-19 pandemic has led to tight grain supplies in some countries and an increase in demand. Grain moved through Thunder Bay, on the northern shore of Lake Superior, is loaded onto “laker” vessels that transport to North American destinations […] Read more

Port of Thunder Bay resumes shipping grain

Welland Canal portion of St. Lawrence Seaway also open for season

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Port of Thunder Bay has reopened for the season and is already shipping products including grain. The 2020 navigation season officially began Thursday with the arrival of the tug Sharon M1 and barge Huron Spirit. The vessel combination came abeam of the Mission Pier entrance at 9:30 p.m. local time, port officials said in […] Read more


Tighter supplies, solid demand underpin durum bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Tighter global supplies are keeping the Canadian durum market well supported this winter, with firmer prices likely when the Port of Thunder Bay reopens for the spring. “We’re seeing a very strong export demand for durum,” said Jerry Klassen, manager of Canadian operations for Swiss-based GAP S.A. Grains and Products in Winnipeg. Canada […] Read more

Thunder Bay wraps up active shipping season

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The last cargo vessel of the year departed the Port of Thunder Bay on Sunday, bringing total cargo shipments through the facility to their highest level in half-a-decade. “Strong shipments of Prairie-grown grain and other dry bulk commodities from Western Canada buoyed the port’s cargo tonnage to 9.3 million metric tonnes, the highest […] Read more


Canola shipments boost Thunder Bay port activity

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Cargo movement through the Port of Thunder Bay is running ahead of the previous year’s pace, with some of the extra movement tied to increased canola exports to Europe, according to the latest data from the port authority. Total cargo movement in September of 1.1 million tonnes compares with the 919,386 tonnes reported […] Read more

Oil on rail likely won’t interfere with grain movements

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — When considering the pattern of how grain is shipped by rail in Canada, it’s very unlikely increased oil shipments would interfere, according to Quorum Corp. “That’s largely because the flow of grain is predominantly to the West Coast and Thunder Bay,” said Quorum president Mark Hemmes. About 80 per cent of Canadian […] Read more