The vessel set out on route to Colombia on Aug. 25 with 27,500 tonnes of No. 2 Canadian Western Red Spring wheat originating from Richardson Pioneer elevators in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
“Recent changes to Western Canadian grain marketing have opened up new opportunities in the industry, and have made the Port of Churchill more accessible to us,” said Terry James, vice-president, export marketing. “Being headquartered in Manitoba, we are pleased to have quickly identified opportunities to make use of Manitoba’s port in the new grain marketing environment.”
Richardson has a longstanding connection to the Port of Churchill, having shipped the first cargo of wheat from the Port on Oct. 11, 1929, when the Engava set course for Liverpool, England with a shipment of Manitoba wheat. Further shipments of various grains and oilseeds out of Churchill are being planned by Richardson for the remainder of the shipping season.