Neptune Terminals is WESTAC's Newest Member

September 28, 2018 | Category: Member News


Special Announcement




Vancouver, BC – September 28, 2018 – Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd, one of North America’s largest multi-product bulk terminals, has joined the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC). The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. to the Council. The Neptune's Official Representative will be Claus Thornberg, President. The Alternate will be Rob Booker, Senior Vice President, Operations & Maintenance.

"WESTAC continues to grow its membership to ensure organizations that are significant stakeholders in the western transportation network are included in WESTAC conversations," notes Oksana Exell, President & CEO. Canada is a leading exporter of bulk products worldwide and having Neptune at the table ensures an important part of the supply chain is represented. I also welcome Claus Thornberg, a forward-thinking executive interested in the success of the Western Canadian transportation system, as the official representative.”

As former Vice President, Transportation at Cenovus Energy, another WESTAC member, Claus is familiar with the benefits joining the organization provides. “The greatest value in WESTAC lies in this the opportunities opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with government and other transportation executive business leaders about critical transportation sector issues and opportunities. I look forward to rejoining the conversation at the next forum.” – Claus Thornberg, President, Neptune Bulk Terminals.


About Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd.

Neptune is one of North America's largest multi-product bulk terminals located on the North Shore of Vancouver. Neptune has operated safely and responsibly from therein North Vancouver for more than 50 years. Today, Neptune the company primarily handles exports of Canadian steel-making coal and potash and imported of phosphate rock. used for fertilizer production in Alberta.

Neptune Terminals is a private company owned by: Canpotex Bulk Terminals Limited, a Canpotex affiliate and Teck Resources Limited. As a critical part of these companies' supply chains, Neptune strives to continuously improve its safety and environmental systems, and its community engagement. It is increasing its handling capacity through operating efficiencies and capital investment, to ensure it meets the growing demand for its shareholders' products Its shareholders are facing growing demands and as a result, Neptune Bulk Terminals is adding capacity through increases in efficiency for the next 50 years and more.

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The Western Transportation Advisory Council, WESTAC is a Council of major transportation organizations, represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s 50+ members span the modes and sectors of freight transportation: carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions and the three levels of government. Among others, WESTAC’s members include the largest railways, ports and commodity shippers in the country that represent a significant share of the Western Canadian economy. The members focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.


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For further information:   Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC  Phone: (604) 687.8691