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Canada Makes $30 Million Investment in Logistics Efficiency

August 08, 2019 / The Maritime Executive

Canada's Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, has announced a $20 million investment to increase rail capacity near Abbotsford resulting in a significant increase in overseas trade to and from terminals in the Port of Vancouver. Garneau also announced a $6 million investment in a project in the Sarnia-Lambton corridor and Port of Sarnia, Ontario, to increase the efficiency of moving Canadian goods to international markets. This announcement follows the announcement of a $4.8 million investment for the Port of Johnstown, also in Ontario. The Abbotsford project will twin approximately 5.6 kilometers of Canadian National Railway tracks eliminating the last section of single track within the 40-kilometer Canadian National rail corridor leading to the Port of Vancouver. The project will address bottlenecks along the rail corridor, and increase capacity and fluidity to accommodate growth in train traffic to and from the expanding import and export terminals at Burrard Inlet and...