Government of Canada invests in two projects to increase the supply chain efficiency for Canadian shippers in New Brunswick

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On May 25, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Member of Parliament for Saint-John—Rothesay, Mr. Wayne Long, announced more than $42 million for two new projects under the National Trade Corridors Fund. These projects will help improve supply chain efficiency for Canadian shippers in Saint John and McAdam, New Brunswick. The Government of Canada will contribute $21.16 million to upgrade rail terminals in Saint John and McAdam and the New Brunswick Southern Railway, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving, Limited, will contribute the same amount, which will bring the total investment of the project to $42.32 million. The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $21 million to the Saint john  Port Authority to increase cargo laydown capacity of the West Side Terminal and to enhance the crane capabilities of the terminal to allow wheeled cargo capabilities. As the applicant, the Saint John Port Authority will contribute $4.2 million, and the Province of New Brunswick will invest $16.8 million, which represents a total investment of $42 million.

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