Farmers were able to check out the innovative grain loading system on Wednesday morning, as the first 25 cars were filled.
The 42,000 metric tonne facility has been receiving grain to settle the bins prior to the busy harvest season.
G3 Canada’s vice president of business development, Brett Malkoske says the terminal will feature quicker unload times for producers.
“If you are a farmer, time is money. You can be in and out of here in five minutes as opposed to waiting in line. That’s important, especially at harvest.”
The terminal will also be able to move grain quickly by rail on the main CN line.
“We have a 134 car loop that can load a train in continuous motion without ever stopping in about 10 hours.”
Grain delivered to the Saskatoon terminal will be shipped east to the company’s export facilities at Thunder Bay and on the St. Lawrence River. The company is also building a large export terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Construction is on schedule and should be complete by 2020.
G3 Canada opened a slightly smaller elevator north of Melville, SK on Tuesday. The company is also currently in the process of building additional terminals at Wetaskawin, AB and Maidstone, SK.