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Transportation: Seaport at Churchill, Manitoba


  • panamax vesselThe only deep-water ocean port in the prairie region

  • Shipping season - July to November

  • 4 deep-sea berths for the loading and unloading of grain, general cargo and tanker vessels.

  • Able to accommodate Panamax class vessels (approx. 70,000 tonne capacity)

  • Throughput capacity - over 1 million tonnes of grain per season

Seaport at Churchill, ManitobaManitoba is unique among the Prairie provinces in having a seaport at Churchill.

Located at the Port is a 140,000-tonne elevator, with the ability to load over 1,200 MT per hour into vessels. The terminal can also efficiently clean, grade and store grain. The Port has a 50 million litre petroleum terminal and an 82,000 square-foot indoor storage facility, plus ample outdoor storage space.

Daily air service between Winnipeg and Churchill is provided by Calm Air.

Inbound freight to Churchill can also be brought by sea. Churchill is 2,575 nautical miles from Halifax, 2,850 nautical miles from Montreal, and only 3,380 nautical miles from Liverpool.

Manitoba is well served by intermodal marine container transportation services. CN North America and CP Rail provide this service to serve the shipper’s distribution requirements. CP and CN intermodal services connect most of Canada’s leading ports - Saint John, Quebec City, Montreal, Trois Rivieres, Halifax and Vancouver.

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