Canada aims to improve grain export supply chain
ProcurementLeaders.com - Nov 4th 2011, 07:44
Canada's national railway, CN and Ray-Mont Logistics have sealed an agreement designed to improve supply chain efficiency for buyers of specialty grains.
According to the firms, the supply chain collaboration agreement is intended to improve the flow of specialty grains shipped from rail car to terminals for bagging and bulk containerisation for export via the ports of Montreal and Vancouver.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ray-Mont will operate its terminals seven days a week, while CN will switch the facilities daily and work with the grain company to ensure a supply of rail cars and containers for shipments.
Doug MacDonald, CN vice-president, corporate marketing, said: "Consistent, seven-day-a-week operations are important to efficient, productive supply chains. CN is pleased to have reached an agreement with Ray-Mont that will help drive improved export flows via key Canadian ports."
Charles Raymond, president and chief executive officer of Ray-Mont Logistics, added that the tie-up will help ensure a more consistent supply of rail cars and containers to its terminals for loading of specialty grains into containers, as well as speedier shipments of North American agricultural products to world markets.
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