WESTAC welcomes three new members

July 07, 2017 | Category: New Member Notices

WESTAC welcomes three new members:

Great Western Railway, Ridley Terminals & South West Terminal

Vancouver, BC – July 7, 2017 – The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is pleased to welcome three transportation organizations as the Council’s newest members.

The WESTAC Board continues to encourage regional and sectoral representation from significant stakeholders in the western transportation network. In keeping with that objective, we announce the addition of Ridley Terminals of Prince Rupert, BC and Great Western Railway and South West Terminal, both Saskatchewan-based.

“Organizations with significant influence on the movement of goods through the western trade corridor continue to seek opportunities to engage with their industry colleagues on important transportation issues. And WESTAC is the premier venue for these discussions. We welcome the new members who will broaden our insight and understanding of the system,” says Oksana Exell, WESTAC President & CEO.


Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway Ltd. (GWR) is in Southern Saskatchewan and has been serving Saskatchewan businesses since its establishment in 2000. Today, GWR moves approximately 6400 cars annually, shipping grain, fertilizer, crude oil and recycled rubber, as well as running a thriving storage car business. We also service the Red Coat Road & Rail and the Fife Lake Railways, and between all three railways, we have two crude oil trans-loading facilities, and over 40 producer loading sites – the most of any short line in Canada. Of the original 23 elevators serviced, 16 remain in use today.

Representatives: The Official Representative will be Andrew Glastetter, General Manager and the Alternates will be Doug Tallon, Chairman and Con Johnson, Vice Chairman.

For more information: http://www.greatwesternrail.com/home.html

Ridley Terminals

Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) owns and operates a world class marine bulk handling terminal, which provides continuous, high quality and high performance rail car unloading, product storage and vessel loading services. RTI provides an export point for metallurgical and thermal coal, and petroleum coke from BC, Alberta and the United States to Asia. RTI operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day and is certified under the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS

18001 standards.

Representatives: The Official Representative will be Marc Dulude, President & COO and the Alternates will be Colin Metcalfe, Vice President and Cordell Dixon, Controller.

For more information: http://www.rti.ca/

About South West Terminal

South West Terminal is an inland grain and crop inputs company, located in the heart of south-western Saskatchewan’s farming region. The realization of local Crop Producers who envisioned the future of crop marketing and crop movement, SWT serves the agricultural industry, farmer by farmer, and supports them in supplying world markets with highly valued crop products

Representatives: The Official Representative will be Monty Reich, General Manager and the Alternates will be Robert Chapman, Grain Manager and Jeff Kirwan, Crop Inputs Manager.

For more information: https://swt.ca/


The Western Transportation Advisory Council, WESTAC is a Council of major transportation organizations, represented by senior business, labour, and government decision-makers. The members focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.

For more information visit, westac.com or on Twitter @WESTAC


For further information:

Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC

Phone: (604) 687.8691