16 September 2016

Potash transports from the Legacy site to Vancouver

First Rail Cars for Legacy in Canada delivered

Yesterday, the Canadian producer National Steel Car (NSC) delivered the first rail cars to K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) for future potash transport from the Legacy site to Vancouver harbor.

“The work we are doing to prepare to move our product to market is an important aspect of the Legacy Project,” said Dr. Ulrich Lamp, President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada.

The cars produced for KSPC are unique: they hold the same capacity as a standard car (105 tonnes), but are designed to be slightly shorter to accommodate more cars per train. A single opening at the top of the cars will allow them to be loaded while in motion. KSPC initially ordered over 500 of these rail cars, with the option to enlarge the fleet later based on increasing production volumes.

The freight trains will be approximately 3 km in total length, each consisting of 177 cars pulled from the Saskatchewan prairies through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver harbor over a distance of about 1,800 km. Product will then be unloaded from the trains at KSPC’s facility in Port Moody, B.C., where it will be shipped to customers worldwide. This facility is currently being built with KSPC’s partner PCT, and when completed will be the most modern potash terminal in the world. Part of the rail fleet will also be used to transport product to the US.

About K+S

K+S is an international resources company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for more than 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. Potash and salt are integral nutrients for the megatrend of a constantly growing and increasingly prosperous global population striving for a higher standard of living. This will result in increasing consumption of mineral resources. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2015 of about € 4.2 billion and an EBIT of € 782 million. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.

Michael Wudonig


Phone: +49 561 9301 1262

Michael Wudonig

Bertha-von-Suttner Str. 7
34131 Kassel

Phone: +49 561 9301 1262
Fax: +49 561 9301 1666

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