Major train cargo facility planned on former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace

This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)

By / JAKE WRAY, The Northern View

A $12-million train cargo facility has been proposed for the former Skeena Cellulose sawmill site on Keith Ave. in Terrace.

The inland port, or “transload facility” in industry lingo, would allow for transfer of shipping containers between trucks and trains. There would also be room to pack or unpack contents from inside shipping containers and room to store containers, among other related activities. This means upgrading a rail line that splices off the main CN line to bring trains into the facility, as well as building a loading ramp, warehouses and offices.

Progressive Ventures, the prominent Terrace development company driving the project, received several requests to develop a transload facility after purchasing the former mill site in 2019, said Hatha Callis, a Progressive Ventures spokesperson.

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