Keefer terminal was originally designed for package freight which consisted of food, furniture, clothing and other retail type items that arrived by ship at its port for many years.

Package freight is now transported by truck.

“That (type of cargo) no longer exists on the lakes,” said Tim Heney, chief executive officer of the Thunder Bay Port Authority.

Now, the terminal is getting a big makeover. The port has received a $7.5-million federal grant from the National Trade Corridor Fund which has made it possible to accelerate a program to modernize Keefer Terminal.

“We’ve been working on that for the last 10 years and we have now moved into a new phase with a new rail yard. We are building new laydown areas, and a heated storage facility,” said Heney.

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