QSL to partner with Sollio Agriculture on construction of state-of-the-art grain terminal at the Port of Oshawa.
QSL is a terminal operator and stevedore, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. QSL operates its network of more than 30 terminals along the St. Lawrence–Great Lake axis, from Chicago to Saint-John’s.
QSL has many projects related to bulk in the Great Lakes region. These projects are carried by its subsidiaries in Chicago and Ogdensburg, by joint ventures in Port Weller and Port Colborne and also by QSL, Ontario Division (formerly known as Great Lakes Stevedoring Co) in Oshawa and Hamilton.
The year 2019 will be a memorable one for the Oshawa terminal, as QSL will be building a state-of-the-art grain export terminal in partnership with Sollio Agriculture, formerly known as the Agri-business Division of La Coop fédérée.
The infrastructure will be a Canadian Grain Commission-approved export facility. It will combine modern unloading equipment, grain storage and vessel-loading equipment that will benefit Canadian farmers served by Sollio Agriculture across the country.
Located in the heart of an important farming region, the new facility will shorten the trucking distance from the farms to the export terminal, will accelerate the pace of truck unloading and also minimize weather delays for the truck discharge segment.
The key benefit is to accelerate the logistics by providing farmers quick access to water export solutions. The whole operation will also benefit the environment, as the total operation will result in significant greenhouse gas reductions. The infrastructure is expected to be completed next autumn, and fully functional by next winter.