We are currently working on a commodities logistics hub in Saskatchewan, Canada that is served by BNSF Railway and located on the Saskatchewan Highway 9. The implementation of this hub will create direct access for shippers to customers in 28 states, numerous Pacific and Gulf ports, and Mexico, using BNSF’s 32,000 mile network, including over 45 crude-by-rail destinations.
This project is unique in that it was constructed in Saskatchewan, Canada but is served entirely by the BNSF Railway. The project required significant US Statement Department coordination as the project itself used a US-Canadian border crossing that had been decommissioned decades earlier.
The border crossing itself was a rebuild and relocation of the original border crossing and served as the first new” rail crossing of the US-Canadian border in over 100 years. Because of the security required at an international border crossing the project involved detailed coordination with both the Canada Border Services Agency and the US Customs and Border Protection service (CBP) including a new CBP facility on the US side of the border to inspection of trains.