Agri-Food, Bison create new ‘foods division’ at inland port

WINNIPEG — Bison Transport‘s warehouse at the foot of CentrePort will house an the expansion and consolidation Agri-Food Canada’s operations.

The expanded operations include the launching of a new “foods division” to promote, develop and distribute foods and beverages along the NASCO corridor to and from Mexico, according to a press release.

CentrePort Canada initiated discussions with Bison Transport after becoming aware that Agri-Food was interested in consolidating operations at a single, centralized site with access to multiple railway carriers and enough space to centralize and expand its operations.

Bison’s 235,000 sq foot warehouse features interior cross-dock facilities for moving goods from truck to rail and vice versa.

"This was a strategic decision for Agri-Food Central,” said David Nyznyk, director of Supply Chain Management. “Locating at CentrePort Canada provides us with a great location and the best truck, rail and port selection in North America. The Bison warehouse gives us the space we need to increase efficiency and ultimately grow our operations by adding new products and increasing shipments.”

Agri-Food’s operations involve moving grains, seeds and pulses from western Canada to Mexico and Latin America, and managing the inbound movement of goods originating in Mexico.

The new “foods division” will help the company bring additional products into its supply chain, such as the recently-introduced AvoOil, an avocado oil produced in Mexico exclusively for Agri-Food.

"Our plan is to build volumes and leverage existing infrastructure and rates to attract freight from other industries," Nyznyk added. 

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