PSA partners with Ashcroft Terminal Canada
PSA and Ashcroft Terminal: PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) has through its wholly-owned subsidiary PSA Canada Holdings Ltd, signed an Investment Agreement with 611216 B.C Ltd (dba Ashcroft Terminal or AT) to acquire 60% of Ashcroft Terminal business in Western Canada.
AT is an inland port facility located approximately 300 kilometres east of the Port of Vancouver (POV). Comprising 320 acres of free-hold industrial land, it is the only major privately-owned industrial property in Canada where both Class 1 railroad lines – including Canadian National (CN) Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway – run through, transporting import and export cargoes to and from the POV, across Canada and as far as Chicago and other North American markets. Besides its unique rail connectivity, AT is also located close to the major highways of British Columbia that serve much of the province’s resource industries
AT currently services all sectors of the natural resource industries which include agriculture, mining, forestry and oil and gas; by providing transloading, fleet management, railcar storage and logistics solutions. A recently announced CAD$28 million upgrade will further strengthen its inland port and container handling capabilities, as the terminal is slated to receive a new rail link to the CN main line, additional rail track of existing infrastructure, an internal road system and a multi-commodity storage facility. Transport Canada, through the National Trade Corridors Fund will provide a grant of up to CAD$9.2 million representing one third of the cost of the project.