First shipments of the year move through Churchill

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CHURCHILL, Man. — The shipping season has begun at the beleaguered Port of Churchill.

The first ship of the year has arrived at the port, which will be loaded with 43,000 tonnes of wheat for delivery for Belgium. A second ship isn’t far behind, and it will deliver 30,000 tones of wheat for Brazil.

It’s a pivotal year for the northern port. The port has seen its deliveries of grain decline and Omitrax spokesman, Tom Henley has told local media that it needs to move at least one million tonnes of grain this year to remain viable.

He says the port has worked hard this year to ensure it will be a feasible option for shippers.

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