Monitor appointed to asses grain handling and transportation

by Canadian Shipper

The Federal government has appointed Quorum Corporation to monitor and assess the efficiency of Canada’s grain handling and transportation system.

“The Government of Canada’s reforms included a commitment to provide for an independent, third-party monitoring program to ensure an efficient and effective grain handling and transportation system. Information from the monitoring program will be used to identify any problems and opportunities to improve the system further,” said David Collenette, Minister of Transport.

Quorum Corporation will provide quarterly and annual reports that will track overall changes in the structure of the grain handling and transportation industry, the effectiveness of Canadian Wheat Board tendering, commercial relations, the efficiency and reliability of the system, short-term operational performance and producer impacts. Freight and handling rates will also be monitored at selected grain delivery points.

“Quorum Corporation will collect and analyze data from railways, grain companies, the Canadian Wheat Board and other organizations and report on the performance of the grain handling and transportation system,” said Lyle Vanclief, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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