The Port of Thunder Bay has experienced its second-highest monthly grain tonnage in the last two years with 930,000 metric tons shipped during May.
Mirroring the grain shipments is potash with the second-highest monthly volume for the commodity in the past two seasons. Reaching 260,000 metric tonnes, potash shipments continue a record-setting trend that the port began to see early last summer.
Chris Heikkinen, the port’s chief executive officer, noted that Keefer Terminal has been handling a significant increase in different steel commodities the last few years.
In May, Keefer Terminal saw the arrival of more steel pipes, which are destined for the western provinces.
A shipment of petroleum, which is the second liquid bulk import of the season, signifies the welcomed return of liquid bulk imports after an absence last season, and a continued positive shift in the port’s cargo diversity.
Throughout May, the port was bustling with the arrival of 58 vessels in port, surpassing last season’s monthly high of 56 ships recorded in December. At least one-third of these vessels were salties or ocean-going ships.

By Sandi Krasowski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Original Published on Jun 08, 2024 at 10:20

This item reprinted with permission from   The Chronicle-Journal   Thunder Bay, Ontario
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