Greenergy opens innovative rail-to-road fuel supply location north of Toronto
22nd May 2015
Greenergy opens innovative rail-to-road fuel supply location north of Toronto Greenergy today announces the opening of a new rail-to-road fuel supply location on the northern edge of Toronto in Concord, Ontario. Developed in partnership with Canadian National Railway (CN), the new terminal allows customers to load gasoline and diesel directly from rail cars into trucks using a fully automated system. This is the first facility of its kind capable of handling gasoline as well as diesel.
As large conventional storage tanks are not required, the facility has been developed on a compact site on the northern edge of Toronto. The location offers easier truck access and greater efficiency for customers than the alternative supply locations which are either congested or on the other side of the city.
Mike Healey, Greenergy Managing Director said:
“This concept uses existing rail infrastructure to create a new and safe supply location that is convenient for our customers. By loading north of Toronto, our customers can reduce truck journey times and avoid heavy congestion on the orbital highways.”
We look forward to extending our collaboration with CN as we pursue further opportunities to make life easier for our customers.”
The new terminal is designed with safety in mind and has been purposely designed to be similar to conventional terminals, reducing the need for additional driver training. It features a new fully automated truck loading system allowing road vehicles to load directly from rail tank cars through fixed loading arms, ensuring ease of use and best in class gate to gate times.
Greenergy Fuels Canada Inc is an independent fuel supplier new to the Canadian market, supplying its first truck load of fuel in Canada on May 7 2013. Today it supplies customers from terminals at Hamilton (gasoline, premium gasoline and diesel) and Montreal (ethanol) as well as from the new rail-to-road facility at Concord (gasoline, premium gasoline and diesel).