Rail capacity a growing challenge

Saskatchewan’s annual export value has pulled even with British Columbia’s and even outpaces Alberta’s oilpatch on a per-capita basis. In 2013, Saskatchewan derived $32 billion, or 40 per cent, of its gross domestic product, from international exports and nearly half of it moved at least partway to market by rail, according to a new study by the Conference Board of Canada. Those numbers might have been even bigger if the province’s miners, farmers and oil producers had been able to gain better access to needed rail capacity, says Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, which commissioned the Conference Board report.

via The StarPhoenix – News / Saskatchewan http://ift.tt/1Fwp8my

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