Terminal Reconfiguration Update
The Port of Thunder Bay is reconfiguring its Project Cargo Terminal to accommodate growing demand, improve cargo handling efficiency, and expand storage and staging options for shippers. Thunder Bay is a supply chain hub for dimensional cargo destined for Western Canada. The port regularly handles wind turbines, mining equipment, structural steel, and electrical infrastructure, among other diverse cargoes.
Greenlit earlier this year, the Terminal Reconfiguration Project includes the construction of an additional 50,000 sq. ft. of heated storage space, expansion of granular laydown, upgrades to rail track, and reconfiguration of the heavy-lift dockside. Laydown expansion was completed in summer 2018. The video shows the preliminary work at the site of the new heated storage building. Building construction will commence 2019 with an expected completion date in 2020.
Port of Thunder Bay is proud to partner on this $15 million dollar project with the National Trade Corridors Fund and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The project complements previous investments in the terminal including a Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane and adjacent intermodal yard and top-lifter.
Accessed by both CN and CP, Thunder Bay has superior rail clearance to other Western ports and is the furthest inland port in Canada.