Ocean Transportation

Canpotex has many options for how it delivers its potash across the oceans. With regular access to four different marine terminals, our vessels can load potash on either North America’s Pacific or Atlantic coasts. This allows our team of ocean vessel managers the ability to plan the best available routes for our vessels.    

Canpotex’s in-house ocean transportation team works from our Saskatoon and Singapore offices. This team of highly-trained experts manages approximately 60 vessels each day. Through an exclusive chartering and brokerage network, we manage time-charter and voyage-charter vessels, freight contracts and shipments of complimentary cargoes. Each year, Canpotex operates approximately 235 vessel voyages, making 750 port calls to nearly 100 ports worldwide.

Approximately 95% of our potash sales are made on a Cost and Freight basis (CFR), where Canpotex charters and manages the vessel carrying customer cargo through to the discharge port in the destination country. CFR shipments allow Canpotex to maximize efficiency and minimize costs (for us and our customers) by optimizing scheduling and using larger vessels to combine shipments.