b'Breakbulk Activity Rising In Ports Across CanadaSteel rail products a major breakbulk activity at Port of Halifax.(Photo credit: Steve Farmer)railways service on-dock rail facilities at of Vancouver serves as a majorall 29 terminals and provide service to consolidation centre for breakbulk cargokey destinations across North America. such as forest products, steel, andBNSF and Southern Railway of British machinery. Columbia (SRY) links further enhance Latest available figures show year-to- these networks.buildings and residential homes all underDP World Fraser Surrey is a multi-construction, remarked Steve Salmons,date volume in June 2021 and June 2020purpose marine terminal handling CEO of the Windsor Port Authority. Thetotaling respectively 10 million tons andcontainers and breakbulk commodities port had 12 ships delivering steel in 20217.3 million tonsa 36% spike. such as general cargo, logs, steel, compared with two in 2020. Judging by the view of a prominentmachinery, and project cargo. Lynnterm We fully expect ongoing constructionfreight forwarder, however, demandis the consolidation centre for forest of the Gordie Howe International Bridgehas recently been outstripping terminalproducts, steel, and other breakbulk and local major road projects will oncecapacity at Canadas largest port oncommodities in the Pacific Northwest. again keep steel and aggregate demandhandling project cargo shipments. It handles wood pulp and paper, lumber, at sustained volumes, Salmons added. Suffice it to say there is too muchpanel products, steel products, project On the tip of Lake Superior, thecargo coming into Vancouver, not enoughcargo, and machinery.of the Windsor Port Port of Thunder Bay touts itself as Theterminal capacity and not enough trucksAuthority. The port had 12 ships delivering project cargo gateway for Westernto move the cargos inland, the projectsteel in 2021 compared with two in 2020.Canada and its 2021 cargo performanceforwarder told AJOT. Finding laydownWe fully expect ongoing construction was encouraging in this regard, with thefacilities for interim storage of projectof the Gordie Howe International Bridge Keefer general cargo terminal more thancargos in and around the existing portand local major road projects will once doubling its volume to 44,070 tons thanksfacilities is the biggest challenge faced byagain keep steel and aggregate demand to steel and fertilizer shipments makingboth terminal operators and importers. at sustained volumes, Salmons added.big gains. Shipments of steel rail, pipeBreakbulkcargois handled throughOn the tip of Lake Superior, the and dimensional cargoes included gasone of two terminals at the portthePort of Thunder Bay touts itself as The turbines and reactors for Western Canadaclosest and arguably most competitiveproject cargo gateway for Western projects. And 2022 looks promising withgateway for project cargo bound forCanada and its 2021 cargo performance a number of large wind turbine shipmentswestern Canadian resource projects. was encouraging in this regard, with the scheduled for the coming summer. There is easy access to extensiveKeefer general cargo terminal more than Capacity Challenges in Vancouver road connections, as well as establisheddoubling its volume to 44,070 tons thanks corridors for overweight and overto steel and fertilizer shipments making On the Pacific Coast, the Portdimensional project cargoes. CN and CP 6'