First of four vessels arrives in Churchill

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — The first grain vessel of the 2020 shipping season is now at Manitoba’s northern Port of Churchill, according to Murad Al-Katib of the Arctic Gateway Group. “We’ll have an active program on durum wheat and lentils going into the Mediterranean,” said Al-Katib, who’s also CEO of Regina-based AGT Foods, one of the group’s […] Read more

Churchill’s shipping season to start next month

Tracks 'in good shape' leading to northern Manitoba port

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — There won’t be any vessels laden with grains and pulses departing from the Port of Churchill until next month, according to Murad Al-Katib, CEO of AGT Foods in Regina. “We’re in the early days of harvest, so it would be very normal to expect the first vessels to arrive in the first half […] Read more

Grain leaves Churchill for first time in four years

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The first grain vessel in four years left the northern Manitoba port of Churchill over the weekend, according to social media posts from port owners Arctic Gateway Group. “Happy to report the successful completion and departure of the first grain vessel of the season from Churchill,” Arctic Gateway said on Twitter and Facebook. […] Read more

Rail service to Churchill set to resume as line reopens

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada – After being shut down for 18 months, rail service to Churchill, Man. officially reopened on Nov. 1. The northern Manitoba community and deep water port on Hudson’s Bay lost its only land link to the rest of Canada in May 2017 when flooding and washouts severed the line. Omnitrax, which had owned […] Read more

Ottawa budgets $117 million to reconnect Churchill

Reading Time: 3 minutes The federal government’s latest commitment to restore and maintain rail service from the eastern Prairies up to Hudson Bay will involve $117 million over the next 10 years. Ottawa’s pledge follows the Aug. 31 announcement of a deal for a private/public partnership group to buy the Hudson Bay Railway line, which has been closed since […] Read more


AGT sees ‘further port access’ in Hudson Bay deal

Reading Time: 3 minutes The grain industry player in a deal to restore and restart the Hudson Bay Railway and Port of Churchill has factored the port’s access to Arctic tidewater into its business plan. Regina-based pulse processor AGT Food and Ingredients is one of the members of the Arctic Gateway Group, which on Friday confirmed a deal to […] Read more

Transport agency orders Hudson Bay Railway to start repairs

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered the current owners of the Hudson Bay Railway to get repair work underway by July 3 at the latest. The CTA — the quasi-judicial tribunal and regulator for the Canadian transport sector — on Wednesday granted a request filed by an unnamed representative of Manitoba’s provincial opposition New Democrats […] Read more

Deal in principle announced for Churchill railway, port

Reading Time: 3 minutes The federal government has announced an “agreement in principle” which will see a new partnership fix up northern Manitoba’s washed-out Hudson Bay Railway and take over the mothballed Port of Churchill. Details of the agreement were slim at best in the government’s announcement Wednesday, except to say the buying group slated to take over the […] Read more



Ottawa threatens suit for Hudson Bay rail line repairs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government says the owner of the Hudson Bay Railway has 30 days to get the washed-out line repaired and running or will face a lawsuit for breach of contract. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, the MP for the Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South Centre, said in a statement Friday that U.S. rail operator […] Read more