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Agreement brings rail service back to Thorold Multimodal Hub

Monica Ferguson   

Industry Transportation & Logistics Canadian rail services GIO Rail industrial switch

Photo: HOPA Ports

Bioveld Canada and HOPA Ports have signed an industrial switch agreement with Canadian rail services provider, GIO Railways Corporation, to enable the use of existing CN Rail infrastructure at the Thorold Multimodal Hub to transload cargo.

A switching agreement allows a short line operator (GIO Rail) to use the track owned by CN to provide first- and last-mile delivery and transload services.

“Integrating and expanding the rail service offering to our tenants and customers has always been part of HOPA’s vision for the Thorold Multimodal Hub,” said Jeremy Dunn, vice-president, HOPA Ports. “The fact that we have rail connecting indoor and outdoor transloading space and rail car storage right beside the Welland Canal are all part of what makes the Hub so unique.”

The Thorold Multimodal Hub is a 200+ acre multimodal industrial complex in Niagara, adjacent to the Welland Canal. It features marine, rail and highway access, and over 500,000 square feet of indoor warehouse and outdoor storage space.

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