Photo courtesy of G3 Canada Ltd.
The terminal is the centerpiece of G3’s entrance into the southern Ontario grain handling market. Construction of the 50,000-tonne facility began in fall 2015 and was completed on schedule in April 2017. Consistent with G3’s other new facilities across Canada, G3 Hamilton features technology that maximizes facility load and unload speed.
“Customers of G3 Hamilton should immediately notice our commitment to efficiency and customer service,” said Karl Gerrand, chief executive officer, G3 Canada Ltd. “Trucks will experience faster unload times allowing them to get back on the road as quickly as possible. Our staff are very excited to start earning the business of Ontario farmers, and to establish a strong position for G3 in the local agricultural industry and broader community.”
G3 Hamilton began accepting its first grain deliveries in March, and successfully completed loading its first vessel on June 2. The terminal is located at Pier 26 on Eastport Boulevard in the Port of Hamilton.
The new lake terminal is the latest in a series of expansions for G3. In March, the company announced plans to build two primary grain elevators in Saskatchewan, Canada, as the next step in its plan to build a coast-to-coast grain handling network. Both are slated for completion prior to the 2018 harvest.
G3 also announced in December 2016 its plan to build a grain export terminal in North Vancouver, British Columbia, the first new grain terminal constructed at the Port of Vancouver since the 1960s. The terminal construction is expected to be completed in 2020.
In June 2016, G3 opened two high efficiency grain terminals in Pasqua, Saskatchewan, and Glenlea, Manitoba, Canada.
Construction of both facilities began in the fall of 2014, and both were completed on time and on schedule earlier this year. Like all of G3’s new facilities on the Prairies, both G3 Pasqua and G3 Glenlea feature 134-car loop tracks capable of loading a full unit train while in continuous motion. Both facilities also feature high-capacity drags under the driveways, which enable farmers to unload a full super-B in five minutes or less, without moving. FWS was the general contractor for both projects.
G3 is a joint venture between Bunge and state-owned Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC) that was established to purchase a controlling interest in CWB, formerly the Canadian Wheat Board. G3 is working to establish an efficient coast-to-coast Canadian grain enterprise that provides stronger market access for growers.