• 1.   Grain Cleaning and Dry Grain Storage - 170,000 tonnes
  • 2.   Bulk Cargo Handling & Storage
  • 3.   Marine - Rail - Truck Loading and Unloading
  • 4.   Seaway Draft at all Berths
  • 5.   5 minute access onto HWY's 401, 416 and bridge to USA

Grain Elevator

The Johnstown Grain Terminal is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission and operates pursuant to the Canada Grain Act. The Canadian Grain Commission has two main activities: the regulation of grain handling in Canada and the establishment and maintenance of standards of quality for Canadian grains.

The elevator complex comprises of: the main concrete structure of 389 silos ranging in capacity from 85 to 600 tonnes each; new annex consisting of 4 - 5000 ton bins; a hopper on north side of elevator for unloading vessels; shipping spouts for vessels; track shed for shipping and receiving grain by rail or truck; a grain dryer; a grain cleaner; and a bagger.

170,000 tonnes / 6,500,000 bushels
Track shed capacity of two rail cars, two trucks or one of each. Parking capacity for 42 rail cars. Working capacity for 30 rail cars. Shipping rate of 1,000 tonnes per hour. Trucks Loading/Unloading, 120 trucks per day
Dock 398m +- / 1,309ft +-, Capacity to handle self-unloading ships at a rate of 1,200 tonnes per hour
Dock 282m +- / 925ft +-, 11 loading spouts, loading rate of 1,800 tonnes per hour
Carter Day, screenerator with asperator, rate of 100 mt tonnes/hr.
  • 6.   GRAIN DRYER
2 burner natural gas fired generating 11,000,000 BTU's per hour, drying capacity of 100 tonnes per hour
  • 7.   BAGGER
Model 800 Fischbein automatic bagging machine


The Port of Johnstown is on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway system and provides inland deep marine dockage for shipping and receiving dry bulk cargo such as grain, aggregates, road salt, slag etc.

The Port's Marine Structures have been divided into three major sections. Pier 1 consisting of the harbour front dock; Pier 2 consisting of the grain elevator dock; and Pier 3 consisting of the port dock and the river front dock.

GRAIN Unloading Slip

GRAIN loading Slip

Elevator Receiving Dock:
398m +-
Elevator Shipping Dock:
282m +-
Harbour Front Dock:
442m +-
Port Dock:
River Front Dock


Canadian National Railway currently operates freight and passenger rail services along the double-tracked mainline along the Windsor - Quebec City corridor. The Port spur line connects to this mainline and through interchange agreements provides service to Canadian Pacific Rail customers as well.

The Port of Johnstown is located near the junction of several major roadways which provide direct access to important local, regional and international opportunities. Two major provincial highways - the 401 which links to Montreal and Toronto and the 416 which links to Ottawa.

These are high-volume limited access arteries which intersect within two kilometers of the Port and are also linked to the Prescott-Ogdensburg bridge to the USA. Direct access to the Port via Country Road No. 2 which affords local accessibility to neighbouring Seaway towns such as Prescott, Cardinal and Brockville.

Riverfront Dock

This dock is composed of a timber sheet pile or "Wakefield" wall supported on the outside with vertical timber piles with the addition of a concrete copewell and deck. Timber fendering system & original "hammerhead" bollards.

Port Dock

This dock is composed of the standard Wakefield pile wall with a concrete copewall supported by timber piles. Timber Fenders and 270mm dia. pipe bollards.

Elevator Dock

This dock is composed of a standard Wakefield pile wall with a concrete copewall supported by timber piles. Single Timber fender system, original "hammerhead" and 300mm dia. pipe bollards.

Harbour Front Dock

This dock is composed of a standard Wakefield pile wall with the addition of a relieving platform. Timber fendering system, bollards similar to other docks.