Surrey: Federal government on Friday announced an investment of up to $23 million to Global Agriculture Trans-Loading Inc., under the National Trade Corridors Fund, for a project that will expand rail capacity in Surrey.
On Friday, Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra visited Global Agriculture Trans-Loading Inc and made the announcement.
As per the press release, Transport Canada says with this funding Global Agriculture Trans-Loading will make several purchases, including a three-track rail spur, new container lifts, railcar pushers, conveyor belt systems, and bagging equipment.
Federal government says these improvements to rail infrastructure and capacity will enable Global Agriculture Trans-Loading to double their operations and help move agricultural products and grain between different modes of transportation more efficiently.
Omar Alghabra says, “Canadian exporters rely on a strong supply chain. This investment will help reduce delays and bottlenecks while transferring agricultural products from one mode of transportation to another, ensuring Canada’s products reach global markets efficiently. It will also help grow our economy and create good, middle-class jobs.”