Thunder Bay sees surge in cargo volumes and potash exports

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The Port of Thunder Bay announced excellent cargo results for fall, with total volumes reaching 8.1 million tonnes by the end of November, up from 6.8 million tonnes the previous year. This increase is highlighted by a surge in potash exports, with nearly half of the 1.5 million tonnes shipped in the last three months, and October 2023 marking a 22% increase over any month in the past two years. Keefer Terminal also saw record-breaking activity, with cargo volumes including diverse items like steel, wind turbine blades, and phosphate fertilizer, surpassing the 5-year average by threefold. Additionally, grain shipments soared to over 6 million metric tonnes, a 20% increase from 2022.

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