Progress made in establishing Churchill-Russia trade link
CHURCHILL, Man. — A movement to build a trade route or "arctic bridge" between the Port of Churchill and the Russian port city of Murmansk is gaining steam.
Denver-based OmniTRAX has purchased the industrial port at Churchill and its related rail line and company spokesman Michael Ogborn says the company is interested in establishing a strong trade link with Russia.
The potential trade link was even mentioned in a recent issue of Forbes Magazine. OmniTRAX’s rail line links Churchill to The Pas, Flin Flon and Lynn Lake. It was previously owned by CN Rail.
Ogborn told media that OmniTRAX has been working to diversify the types of cargo shipped through the Port of Churchill while also upgrading facilities and track.
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