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Port of Churchill Marks Beginning of 85th Grain Shipping Season

The Port of Churchill celebrated its 85th anniversary by holding its annual First Vessel Ceremony  to mark the start of the shipping season. Captain Saw Din Maung hosted the ceremony and was joined by more than 50 people including Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Ron Kostyshyn, federal MP Larry Miller who chairs the House of Commons Transportation Committee, Senator Don Plett and Richardson International, whose spring wheat is on this season’s first vessel. As the ceremony took place, grain was loaded on to the M.V. Ikan Suji destined for Mexico.

“We’re looking forward to another successful shipping season with our dedicated shippers, like Richardson International, who provide continued, long-standing support to the Port of Churchill,” said Merv Tweed, president, OmniTRAX Canada. “Following last year’s record crops we are preparing for another stellar shipping season.”

As Canada’s only deep sea Arctic port, the Port of Churchill operates from late July through mid-November shipping grain, as well as other crops around the world. The Port of Churchill, a division of OmniTRAX Canada, also handles various cargos and provides custom handling services including; consolidation, marshaling, packaging and heavy equipment moving. For more information visit www.portofchurchill.ca.

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