Thunder Bay Terminals

Canpotex has been shipping Saskatchewan potash through Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada via the St. Lawrence Seaway since 1986. Thunder Bay Terminals, located at the Port of Thunder Bay, has a separate and dedicated dry-bulk handling system, primarily used for potash. Trains of up to 120 railcars can be handled via a dedicated loop track, with the capacity to stage up to 400 railcars on site. This eastern port option gives Canpotex better access to its customers in Europe.

Site Features

  • Terminal has been operational since 1985
  • The site occupies 235 acres of land
  • Estimated annual potash throughput capacity of 3 million tonnes
  • Railcar capacity of up to 400 railcars on site
  • One dry bulk unloading shed
  • One berth (259 feet in length) capable of handling vessels to full St. Lawrence Seaway draft of 8.08 metres
  • Average potash vessel loading rate of 3,000 tonnes/hour
  • Direct hit delivery of products from railcar to vessel