An agreement to sell the northern Manitoba port of Churchill and the adjoining rail line is expected to be completed shortly.
Omnitrax President Merv Tweed expects to close the deal soon with a group of Manitoba First Nations.
He says Omnitrax has offered to operate the rail line for the coming year but there needs some government support.
Omnitrax put the port up for sale last fall after grain shipments fell to 186 thousand tons, about one third of normal.
Tweed spoke in Yorkton Wednesday at the annual convention of the Hudson Bay Route Association.