Transport Canada announced $5 million in funding under the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF). The funding will support a project at the Port of Windsor that will increase warehousing capacity and speed up loading activities, such as transferring cargo from a truck to a rail car.
“The need for additional infrastructure to store goods at the Port of Windsor is critical to maintaining a competitive, resilient and fluid supply chain, ” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.
The Essex Terminal Railway Company is contributing $6.2 million, bringing the total investment to $11.2 million. The investment will also help increase the capacity and efficiency of Morterm Limited’s transload activities. The investment will help relieve supply chain congestion at the Port of Windsor.
Through the National Trade Corridors Fund, the Government of Canada is investing in efficient trade corridors to help Canada compete in key global markets, trade more efficiently with international partners, and keep our supply chains competitive. It represents a long-term commitment to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors.
“This significant federal investment grows jobs and solidifies Port Windsor’s position as a key trade hub at the centre of North American supply chains and electric vehicle and battery manufacturing. This is another critical piece that unlocks our region’s prosperity,” said Irek Kusmierczyk, MP for Windsor-Tecumseh.
Featured image: (Morterm Limited)