The effectiveness of CN's rail pipeline for jet fuel to Pearson prompted the construction of a
New jet-fuel sourcing strategies in
FSM administers the new Pearson rail jet fuel terminal on behalf of the 33-airline member Toronto Fuel Committee, which leases the facility from owner Pearson International Fuel Facilities Corporation. PIFFC owns all fuel facilities at Pearson, including the storage tanks, operation building and offices, hydrant carts and fuel tankers.
Fee said FSM expects to transfer 775,000,000 litres of jet fuel to the new terminal from tank cars in 2009, which will represent close to 40 per cent of Pearson's annual requirement of two billion litres, based on an average of 20 tank cars per day.
Rail infrastructure at the terminal includes track sidings permitting the unloading of 26 tank cars at once on two tracks. The initial phase of the new facility is almost fully utilized, and additional track is being constructed and expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2009 to add another 20 car spots for unloading.
CN transports jet fuel by rail to the Pearson terminal from a facility at the port in
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