Canadian grains and oilseeds trader G3 Canada has opened two new grain elevators in the province of Saskatchewan as part of its plan to increase its grain origination network in western Canada.

G3 said its new elevators in Melville and Saskatoon were similar to other high-efficiency facilities the company operated on the Canadian prairies, feature 134-car loops tracks capable of loading a full unit train in continuous motion, wrote World Grain on 14 August.

They also featured high-capacity drags under their driveways that allowed farmers to unload a super B type truck in five minutes or less without moving, said G3.

Both elevators were located on a Canadian National Railway line, which gave them good access to G3’s Thunder Bay and St Lawrence River terminals.

G3 Canada’s assets included primary grain elevators and port terminals throughout Canada, a Great Lake grain transport vessel and the largest private fleet of grain hopper cars in Canada, wrote World Grain.