Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority signs contract with canola meal company
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 8:57 am

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority has reached an agreement to store canola meal for Bunge ETGO, LP.

The port expects to handle up to 10,000 tons of the meal between now and the opening of the 2013 shipping season.

“The new commodity creates additional work for the longshoremen, increases port activity during a typically slow period and helps grow the agricultural side of the Port of Ogdensburg,” said Steven J, Lawrence, director of operations for the port.

The meal is expected to arrive by rail and leave by truck. “We anticipate it will be gone prior to the opening of the Seaway,” said Wade A. Davis, executive director at the port. Davis reports that the meal is being stored in a large capacity storage building.

“ETGO’s presence at the port will be good for the agriculture industry, the railroad, and the port facility,” said Davis.