Churchill Corridor vs.
St. Lawrence Ports to Tidewater
Churchill is closer!
|By rail: Canora SK to Montreal||2666 km|
|By ship: Montreal to Baie Comeau PQ||724 km|
|By rail: Canora SK to Thunder Bay||1189 km|
|By ship: Thunder Bay to Baie Comeau PQ||2655 km|
Canora SK to Port of Churchill
Grain Exports through
the Port of Churchill 2004-2016
Important Churchill Transportation Corridor Initiatives
Port of Churchill and Railway Line Improvements
The Governments of Canada and Manitoba have contributed $8 million for infrastructure improvements to the Port of Churchill and $40 million for improvements to the Hudson Bay rail-line. Railway operator, OmniTRAX Canada, has also committed to $20 million to this work. Work completed in 2009 has resulted in a 33% improvement on running times.
Keewatin Gateway Corridor Association
Special initiative driven by the HBRA to lobby governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan to upgrade Highway 283 connecting Nipawin SK, and The Pas MB. An upgrade of the highway is critical in allowing producers to better deliver grain directly to the HBR and the proposed producer car loading site at The Pas for shipment to the Port of Churchill.
The Pas Producer Car Loading Site
Importing Fertilizer through the Port of Churchill
The Port of Churchill is ideally located to import fertilizer due to its proximity to western Canada’s grain growing areas. It is estimated that western Canadian farmers use 2.5 million mt. of nitrogen and 1.2 million mt. of phosphate per year. Churchill’s first ever shipment of Russian fertilizer, produced by Acron and imported by Farmers of North America, arrived in 2007. Two additional shipments arrived in 2008.