Canpotex has been shipping Saskatchewan potash through Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada via the St. Lawrence Seaway since 1986. Thunder Bay Terminals, located at the Port of Thunder Bay, has a separate and dedicated dry-bulk handling system, primarily used for potash. Trains of up to 120 railcars can be handled via a dedicated loop track, with the capacity to stage up to 400 railcars on site.
Capacity of Railcar Fleet This refers to the capability of a railcar to handle lading, as measured in terms of volume (i.e. tons), the capability of the car to move at a higher speed and in longer trains1. Example: A typical railcar used in the 1940’s and 1950’s had a gross capacity of 180,000 lbs. or the
These railcars typically range from 2,700 to 3,500 cf capacity and generally are designed with two or three pockets, gravity gates and three to five circular hatches. Hopper cars this size are ideal for dense commodities including cement, roofing granules, sand, aggregates, fly ash and dry chemicals. These cars are not typically lined.
4250 Covered Hopper Railcar This 4,250 cubic feet capacity covered hopper car has a curve sided design with three compartments and outlet gates for soda ash and potash service. This car features the robust strength provided by a through center sill and can be furnished lined.
Mar 13, 2017 Today K+S Potash Canada GP (KSPC) celebrates the arrival of the first 177 of 531 custom built rail cars at its Legacy Project mine site— enough to complete one of three trains that will transport KSPC's product to its potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C.
Canpotex Railcar Fleet • Canpotex trains are the heaviest by capacity in North American bulk shipping • Built in Canada by National Steel Car Limited • Railcar investments since 1999 exceed US $370 million • Canpotex manages and directs the inlandand directs the inland potash journey to the customer, ensuring
Jun 18, 2015 Canpotex’s railcars are custom designed in Canada by National Steel Car in collaboration with Canpotex to conform to the specific properties of potash. This innovative design has allowed Canpotex to optimize the number of tonnes per railcar as well as
Apr 30, 2013 Canpotex was was formed in the early 1970's to market and export the vast amounts of Potash mined in Saskatchewan. Canpotex, which is short for Canadian Potash Exporters, oversees the entire Saskatchewan potash exporting industry with the exception of
Cars are generally divided into 2 groups, based on cubic foot capacity: small (less than 3,500 cuf) and jumbo (more than 3,500 cuf). Weight capacity is 70 to 110 tons. These cars are designed for bulk commodities that require protection against the elements and/or contamination.
Canpotex is the world's largest exporter of potash, selling over 10 million tonnes of potash every year, representing about one-third of global capacity. The global potash market was considered a duopoly between Canpotex and Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), a similar consortium which exported Belarusian (Belaruskali) and Russian potash ; until
Canpotex, in collaboration with National Steel Car of Hamilton, Ontario, design a high-capacity railcar dedicated to potash service. These railcars are built to preserve potash quality, and to increase operational efficiencies.
National Steel Car is the only railcar company certified ISO 9001:2008. We have been honoured with the annual TTX SECO award consistently for over a decade. At National Steel Car, our focus is customer loyalty. That means building a strong foundation of partnership, trust and understanding.
Soft construction and ethanol markets likely mean fewer covered hopper orders in ’08. Builders’ best hope: a gain in grain. article about: hopper cars, grain market, rail car, freight car
Type of Railcars Use and Typical Commodities Boxcar 50 Foot Single Door Boxcar 60 Foot Double Door Boxcars are used to accommodate the movement of products that require some form of in‐transit protection. The primary commodities are wood pulp, panel
Jun 22, 2017 K+S Potash Canada has accepted their first domestic railcars built by National Steel Car (NSC) in Hamilton, Ontario, the same manufacturer that produced the company’s international fleet last fall. KSPC will take delivery of 200 cars beginning in August, and more cars will be added over the next
Rail Equipment Descriptions. The following car descriptions include each car's general usage, the main types of commodities shipped in each style of car and some of the special features which distinguish the various styles. See Shipment Quality information
Jun 21, 2017 Today, K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is pleased to accept their first domestic rail cars built by National Steel Car (NSC) in Hamilton, Ontario, the same manufacturer that produced the company’s
Feb 24, 2016 Canadian Pacific is key for transporting potash. lists the top U.S. Ammonia Plants by IFA Capacity (in metric tons of ammonia per year): nitrogen distribution network uses a 6,000 railcar
Neptune Bulk Terminals Capacity Upgrade Helping meet the world's demand for potash This design-bid-build project saw rail car dumper # 1 and conveyor belt replaced, increasing the rated capacity to 6,000 metric tons (MT) per hour. Neptune's annual potash capacity increased by about 30%, to 11.5 million metric tons.
Sep 12, 2016 Agrium and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said they would combine to create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant with proforma enterprise value of $36 billion.
Type Regulation & Capacity Min Design Pressure Tank Truck MC 331 Ð 11,500 gal 300 psi Rail Car D.O.T. 112J340 Ð 33,500 gal 340 psi* Stationary Tank 2000 Ð 120,000 gal Ð 250 psi ASME Code Sec VIII, Div 1 Barge US Coast Guard & American > 20 psi Bureau of Ships
BETHUNE, SK Today K+S Potash Canada GP (KSPC) celebrates the arrival of the first 177 of 531 custom built rail cars at its Legacy Project mine site— enough to complete one of three trains that will transport KSPC’s product to its potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C.
Dec 04, 2013 Potash Corp.: 18% Laid Off, But One Missing. Dec. 4, 2013 1:28 PM ET in addition to Potash Corp's reckless increase in capacity so as to
Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (reporting marks SKPX, SKNX) is a Canadian crown corporation owned by the Government of Saskatchewan established on October 2, 1979 to purchase and rent grain rail cars for the transportation of statutory grains between Saskatchewan and export ports. The board of directors is currently composed of Dave Marit and Lyle Stewart.
Mar 13, 2017 BETHUNE, SK Today K+S Potash Canada GP (KSPC) celebrates the arrival of the first 177 of 531 custom built rail cars at its Legacy Project mine site— enough to complete one of three trains that will transport KSPC’s product to its potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C.
Dec 20, 2018 Canadian National Railway Co. expects increased shipping demand for grain, potash and energy products to extend this year’s volume gains into 2019. “All in, 2019 has the potential to be a
The Waterloo (Blackhawk) Terminal is unit train capable with services such as railcar to truck, truck to railcar, and in and out of storage. Break bulk storage is also available with warehouse capabilities.
Because of our superior service and competitive rates, customers turn to BNSF for fast and reliable delivery of their cement products. Thanks to our expansive network, our clients gain better access to markets and cement terminals throughout North America.
Cando is the preferred rail service provider in the potash industry, serving Nutrien and The Mosaic Company, helping them with a wide range of rail support services. We move 16 million tons of potash a year, handling 80 percent of all potash produced in Canada.
Gauging U.S. Economic Activity Through Rail Traffic Data Since demand for rail service arises as a result of demand elsewhere in the economy for the products that railroads haul, rail traffic is a useful gauge of broader economic activity, both for specific industries and for the economy as a whole. A sample of current weekly, 
Mar 15, 2017 K+S Potash Canada GP (KSPC) has received the first 177 of 531 custom built railcars at its Legacy Project mine site. The rail cars can be loaded with product while in motion, and have the capacity to hold the same volume as a regular railcar, while being slightly shorter in length. According to Steffen Brill, KSPC Senior Manager, Logistics
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