Canada Funds ADM Grain Terminal Expansion at Port Windsor

Transport Canada

An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth.

Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, Irek Kusmierczyk, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of up to $26.3 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Grain Terminal Expansion Project at Port Windsor.

The project will significantly increase its export capacity to global markets in Europe, the United States, and Latin America for agricultural production from southwestern Ontario farmers in Essex, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin counties.

The project will include:

  • the construction of new grain drying equipment;
  • an expansion of grain storage capacity;
  • an expansion of shipping and receiving conveyor loading capacity; and
  • the development of an automated truck kiosk system to expedite complex traffic flows.

In addition to expanding infrastructure, the project aims to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Canadian grain exports. This will ensure their continued growth and successful reach into designated markets.

The project also aims to:

  • alleviate the current supply chain bottleneck at Windsor's grain terminal,
  • facilitate increased tonnage, and
  • enhance marine transportation for efficiency gains, while reducing emissions in grain transportation.

This will address issues such as idling trucks, waiting times for marine vessels to dock, and locomotives shuttling around railcars for temporary grain storage on-site.

The Government of Canada continues to make investments to strengthen the country's supply chains, promote economic growth and enhance the opportunities for our businesses to expand into global markets. This represents another long-term commitment to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada's trade corridors.

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