McInnis Cement has received the first of 25 new railcars from TrinityRail. The pressure differential cars of 3230 ft3 are designed to efficiently transport, load and unload dry material under tightly sealed conditions.
The first convoy of seven cars arrived on the Gaspé railway corporation network (Société du Chemin de fer de la Gaspésie). A second convoy of 12 cars is expected in the coming days, and a final convoy of six cars will follow. All 25 cars are expected to arrive in the Gaspé Peninsula by mid-April and will be ready for loading cement at the New Richmond transshipment site at the start of commercial operations scheduled for the Spring.
“As the work continues with the intensity required to start our plant operations on time, our team is working extremely hard to complete the final pieces of the puzzle for both logistics and distribution,” said McInnis Cement CEO, Herve Mallet. “We are pleased to see that everything is in place to distribute our cement to our customers in the coming weeks.”
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