Ceres Global Ag Northgate Terminal receives certifications

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Ceres Global Ag Northgate Terminal receives BNSF certification
Ceres Global Ag's Northgate Terminal in Saskatchewan.
Photo courtesy of Ceres.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Ceres Global Ag Corp.’s Northgate Terminal received its BNSF Railway Company site certification status.

“The Northgate terminal is one of only 12 certified sites in North America that have been accepted in the BNSF industrial site certification,” said Robert Day, president and chief executive officer. “The goal of the program is to identify those sites within BNSF’s network with high potential for serviced sites. Northgate’s strategic location in southeast Saskatchewan on the Canada, U.S. border, combined with the ability to handle multiple commodities have laid the groundwork for expansion. We consider Northgate one of North America’s leading logistics hubs, and with BNSF site certification, we are well equipped to continue to grow our operations there.”
In addition to the BNSF certification, the Northgate Terminal has become certified under the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT), a program managed by U.S. Customs and Border protection. The CTPAT is a voluntary public-private partnership program meant to strengthen international supply chains.
Robert Day Ceres Global Ag president and CEO
Robert Day, president and chief executive officer

“Receiving CTPAT certification is a significant step for Ceres,” Day said. “It allows for the movement of additional products through Northgate and helps to improve the economics of the terminal. Through certification, we have committed to work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to protect the supply chain and implement best practices. We are confident that our participation in the CTPAT program will provide access for both existing and new product lines to a more diverse set of buyers in the U.S. and other countries, and lead to an increase in opportunities for our valued customers.”

Ceres is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Its wholly-owned facilities throughout North America have an aggregate grain and oilseed storage capacity of approximately 34.4 million bushels. 
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