This Summary synthesizes the discussion from a Workshop held May 27, 2016 in Regina which brought together thirty-five stakeholders in the grain handling and transportation system in Western Canada. The Workshop provided an opportunity for senior decision…



Transportation industry leaders gathered in Winnipeg to discuss freight forecasts that impact Western Canada’s transportation network: potash, coal, agricultural products, energy products and containerized goods. Shippers and transportation providers th…


At WESTAC’s Semi-Annual Meeting October 18 & 19 in Calgary, supply chain leaders from all sectors came together to discuss whether the system is Up to the Challenge – Building Capacity to Meet Demand.


The Annual Meeting held April 5 and 6 in Winnipeg brought together industry experts to discuss commodity outlooks for Western Canada.


The Annual Meeting held April 29 & 30 in Regina again brought together excellent speakers, industry experts and ideas for the future. The meeting was well attended with over 60 members and guests participating. The overwhelming indication from speakers an…


Drawing from shippers and importers that rely upon the freight transportation system, this 80 page report details findings in containerized freight and in six export commodity groups (coal, forest products, grains, fertilizer and potash, sulphur and chemi…


This report draws largely on existing research the describe a very complex grain handling and transportation system in a simple, easy-to-understand way. It is intended as a primer for the workshops where more detailed information may be used.