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POTASH: K+S opens handling and storage facility in Port Moody


The new potash handling and storage facility in Port Moody, B.C. Note the 160,000-tonne warehouse at the upper centre of the image. (Credit: K+S Potash Canada)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – K+S Potash Canada and Pacific Coast Terminals celebrated the opening of the new, state-of-the-art potash handling and storage facility at the terminal in Port Moody. Potash from K+S’s new Bethune mine in southern Saskatchewan will be railed to the port before being shipped to international customers.

K+S and Pacific Coast Terminals signed a long term agreement for trans-shipment facility in 2014. Certain modifications were made to accommodate potash shipments – a railcar unloader, conveyor belts, new transfer towers, and a 263-metre-long, 160,000-tonne warehouse. A train carrying 18,000 tonnes can unload in 4.5 hours.

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