Feds fund warehouse addition in Windsor

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The federal government has granted $5 million to The Essex Terminal Railway Company to help it develop its terminal at the Port of Windsor, Ontario.

The funding, which comes from the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), complements the company’s $6.2 million contribution to the project.

The project will increase warehousing capacity and speed up loading activities, such as transferring cargo from a truck to a rail car. It will also help increase the capacity and efficiency of Morterm Limited’s transload activities.

Morterm Limited, is the only general cargo marine terminal located in the Port of Windsor. It offers full seaway depth and can handle cargo to and from any vessel able to operate in the Great Lakes.

It has 160,000 square feet of warehouse space, with 60,000 sq.ft humidity controlled.

The terminal is next door to the planned International Crossing that will include a state of the art customs plaza, access to US markets has never been easier or closer.

“The need for additional infrastructure to store goods at the Port of Windsor is critical to maintaining a competitive, resilient and fluid supply chain,” said transport minister Omar Alghabra.

Morterm specializes in handling steel, as well as bulk products such as raw sugar, and project cargo including wind turbine components.

The investment will help relieve supply chain congestion at the Port of Windsor.