Transloading - is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another while enroute from origin to destination. At Kleysen this includes handling products shipped in railcars, containers and trucks shipped to Western Canada from origin points across North America and globally. Yard personnel use equipment such as cranes, loaders, forklifts, trailers, shunt tractors, storage containers, and conveyor systems to transfer and inventory products such as commodity steel, pipe, lumber, construction materials, machinery, bulk grains, and salt. Drivers transport the products to and from customers, suppliers, and our yards as an integral piece of the supply chain to service our key projects and long-standing customers.
At Kleysen a team of skilled professionals manage complex yards with a combination of everyday & special project work. Examples of this work are material handling, storage and transportation, logistics services, and receiving and de-stuffing containers or loading containers for international container export. Examples of recent special projects work are the Telus Sky Building in Calgary AB, and West Georgia in Vancouver BC.
Liquid petroleum products, chemicals and dry bulk products round out our transload capabilities complete with track and trace, inventory control and management, steaming, blending, and document control allowing products to be safely transferred from rail to truck, truck to rail, rail to rail and truck to truck.
Safety has been a top priority. The mindset is: "You arrived to work whole; we want to see you head off to home whole." We are once again the recipient of the CN Rail Safe Handling Award for 2021
There is passion and care that goes into the work that is conducted daily by the entire team to ensure that everyone can work in a safe and positive workplace. Our hats go off to our Transload Teams - we know they perform exemplary work that really does require a team effort, people who are detail oriented, safety minded, enjoy all modes of transportation, and enjoy working with our drivers, customers, and communities.