A new terminal in Ontario, which allows customers to load gasoline and diesel directly from rail cars into truck, has been opened.
The new rail-to-road fuel supply location in Toronto in Concord, which has been developed in partnership with Canadian National Railway has a fully automated system to allow the loading of products from rail cars into trucks.
It is the first facility of its kind capable of handling gasoline as well as diesel. As large storage tanks are not required, the facility has been developed on a compact site on the northern edge of Toronto, which offers easier truck access and greater efficiency.
Mike Healey, Greenenergy MD, says: ‘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.’
The terminal has been purposefully designed to be similar to conventional terminals and features a fully automated truck loading system allowing road vehicles to load directly from rail tank cars through fixed loading arms.