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Strathcona Awarded CN Safe Handling Award

Strathcona is proud to be one of the CN Safe Handling Award recipients for 2022!

CN Safe Handling Award

Launched in 1992, CN’s Safe Handling Award is presented to customers who meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products when loading freight cars. The winners must meet established criteria, according to the total number of product shipments for all facilities.

The 2022 CN Safe Handling Award was presented to Strathcona based on the shipping of over 10,000 railcars and having zero NAR’s (Non-Accidental Releases).

“It was an incredible feat for our Hamlin site to be recognized and receive this award in the first full year of operations,” says Greg Nohnychuk, Manager, Operations – SK Thermal. “It definitely speaks to all the hard work and collaboration that has been put in by marketing, operations, projects and HSE to make this site successful.”

Greg Nohnychuk and Allison Shea, Senior Rail Scheduler, travelled to Chicago earlier this October to accept the award.

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Strathcona’s Allison Shea (centre) and Greg Nohnychuk (right) receiving the 2022 CN Safe Handling Award from CN Senior VP, Transportation, Derek Taylor (left)

Hamlin Rail Terminal

Strathcona’s Hamlin Rail Terminal, located just north of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, is responsible for exporting Strathcona’s oil products to market via CN rail lines.

Each railcar holds 560 barrels of oil and takes between two and three trucks to fill. In 2022, Hamlin shipped more than 19,450 railcars, and product was delivered by 56,590 trucks, all with zero NARs.