Morinville, Alberta, February 10, 2020 – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced an infrastructure investment of $15 million in Cando Rail Services’ Sturgeon Terminal project in Sturgeon County, Alberta. The National Trade Corridors Fund investment will help to improve the Western Canadian rail network in Alberta to help move Canadian goods to international markets.

Cando Rail Services has started construction of the Cando Sturgeon Terminal in Sturgeon County, Alberta. Phase 1 of the terminal will provide additional rail capacity to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and utilize a loop-track system to enable storage of up to 1900 railcars. Early works and site mobilization have begun with completion expected in 2020.

The new terminal will offer services seven days per week for railcar staging and storage, including unit-train storage capability, for short or long-term, loaded or empty railcars. Additional value-added services include railcar switching, air testing, railcar repair and cleaning, transloading, material handling, inventory management, car stenciling, placard replacement, AEI tags, DG inspections and graffiti touch-ups.

This investment marks a major milestone for Cando Rail Services, Sturgeon County and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The majority of the value-added products produced in the Heartland, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, are shipped to national and global consumers by rail. Cando’s investment, combined with the funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund will increase market access and allow industrial facilities in the Heartland to concentrate on their core business, while partnering with Cando to access increased transportation and logistics solutions. World-class rail infrastructure will further enhance the competitiveness of Sturgeon County and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland for petrochemical, downstream energy and heavy industrial investment.

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