Providing terminal operations, logistics,
switching and contract operators to the energy industry


Our team has decades of experience with operations handling crude oil, NGLs, frac sand, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, drilling mud and pipe of all sizes and lengths.


Environment, health and safety are our highest priorities, and our customers’ success is our number one goal.


We are dedicated to exceeding all expectations and delivering the most compelling value proposition in the marketplace.

These core commitments drive everything we do.


Simba Transload Ltd. has a long history serving our customers in Canada.

Key to Success

We believe that strong, mutually beneficial relationships are the bedrock of success. This commitment allows us to provide valuable services in a safe and effective manner and to deliver a value proposition that far exceeds our competitors.

Leader in Rail Terminal Transloading

As a leader in Canada’s rail terminal transload and logistics, and plant operation support, Simba Transload Ltd. offers complete turnkey solutions to the growing Canadian crude and NGL markets including:

  • Terminal operations

  • Rail, truck and barge logistics

  • Rail integration and switching

  • Business and site management

  • Design: innovative designs that are industry proven

  • Build: safe, professional and on time

  • A complete turnkey operation utilizing all the above

  • Contract Operator Support

Terminal Operations

As one of the most experienced terminal operators in Canada we have the ability to provide an all-inclusive package to our clients that not only saves them time and money but allows them to concentrate on their core business. We take the worry out of everyday operations even in the toughest markets and environment. Areas of concentration:

  • Hiring and training of all personnel

  • Safety and hazmat training

  • Performance-based operations with all metrics shared with our clients

  • Rail equipment training and operation

  • Onsite maintenance program for equipment and rail fleet

  • Inventory control: truck rack, pipeline, tanks, and railcar

  • Maintain key relationships with all Class I’s, short lines and destination locations

Rail Logistics

Our team has extensive experience with all Class I and short-line railroads and provides real-time logistics for all rail movements. We are focused on unit train logistics, providing complete service from origin to destination. Other services include equipment maintenance and repair plans, inventory management, bill of lading tracking and bad orders.

Rail Integration and Switching

Simba Transload Ltd. provides fully trained and certified rail personnel. All rail crew are cross-trained to operate multiple facets of the terminal and to provide multiple services for rail.

  • Certified switching

  • Distributed Power certified

  • Railcar inspections

  • Running repairs made on site

  • Rail infrastructure inspection

  • Class I and short-line compliance procedures

  • Track clearing and maintenance


Simba Transload Ltd. offers turnkey packages for facilities and the expertise to guide you through an array of challenges including:

Terminal Development Support

  • Land procurement
  • Design, build and operations
  • Rail track design
  • Railcar design and procurement: We work with you to help select the railcar manufacturer that’s right for you by analyzing design and functionality, delivery times, lease versus purchase options, maintenance options, spare parts inventory and lead times.
  • Rail rate negotiations
  • Locomotive usage agreements
  • Environment, health and safety policies and procedures
  • Long-term consulting for multiple projects
  • Federal regulations: Ensuring your operation follows local and federal regulations.
  • Provincial and federal permit procurement

Plant/Refinery Contractor Support

Simba Transload Ltd. has assisted in the plant and refinery industry for turnarounds and daily operation crews by providing competitive contractor rates to staff support teams in the areas of maintenance, measurement, engineers and labour crews.

  • Provide competitive rates for refinery and plant contract operators

  • Assist in maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects for the oil and gas industry


Simba Transload Ltd. maintains the highest level of certification to serving our customers in Canada.


About Us

Our Company

Simba Transload Ltd. is a leader in operating transload facilities and contractor support for Canada’s energy industry.

Simba Transload Ltd. provides terminal operations, logistics, switching and contract operators to the energy industry. Our team has decades of experience with operations handling crude oil, NGLs, frac sand, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, drilling mud and pipe of all sizes and lengths. Relationships with our affiliated companies and partners allow us to offer customers an all-inclusive package of services to save both time and money.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Logistics
  • Performance-based operations and procedures
  • Rail equipment training and operations
  • Personnel hiring and training
  • Safety and hazmat
  • Onsite maintenance programs
  • Inventory management
  • Contract Operators

Our Team

Marvin Trimble

Marvin Trimble


Marvin has an extensive career with 30-plus years in the oil and gas industry, including more than 16 years in the Drilling & Completions and Operations and Pipeline divisions with Amoco Canada (now BP Canada). Marvin completed his instrumentation technology training at SAIT and NAIT and obtained provincial and federal accreditation. He spent four years working in the instrumentation trade before moving into a TPM (total productive maintenance) role with BP Chemicals, then returning to terminal construction, operation and logistics. From 1988 to 1993 and 2004 to present Marvin has loaded more than 3,800 railcars and offloaded over 1,900; designed or assisted in the design of 33 terminals; converted eight terminals to load crude; and he and his team have trained and started 15 crude terminals since 2010. Marvin’s skills in the design, construction and operation of terminals and transloading facilities, measurement, safety and the intricacies of crude oil on rail have been in high demand.

Brandt Trimble

Brandt Trimble

Chief Operating Officer

Brandt has been in the rail terminal business for the past 15 years, working mostly alongside his father designing, training, commissioning, identifying, and modifying operating deficiencies. His focus over the past ten years has been assisting customers start up new terminals and helping to support them through the development of innovative systems and processes to improve the quality of measurement, the safety of the operators and reduce product loss within the industry. Brandt has been a part of 25-plus terminal start-ups of crude oil, LPG, NGL, bulk container, Bio-Methanol, non-hazardous feedstock, and Bio-Diesel terminals since 2011 across Canada and the United States.

Braden Scharfenberg

Braden Scharfenberg

Corporate Operations and Compliance Supervisor

Braden has been a valued part of the Simba team for the last 7 years. He has helped to coordinate many different projects, start-ups, and operational endeavours across Western Canada. Braden oversees Simba’s compliance to governmental requirements and industry standards while supporting daily field operations and logistics. He ensures that our customers, clients, and employees receive the highest level of support.

Kalyn Kennedy

Kalyn Kennedy

Administration and Logistics Executive Assistant

Kalyn has been supporting the Simba team for 3 years, working in the executive administration role as well as logistics. Having been in professional administration since 2013, Kalyn brings a warm sense of organization, clarity and structure within Simba’s head office. She is your first point of contact and a trusted member of the team.

Current Transloading Terminals

Simba Transload Ltd. current transloading terminals in Western Canada.

Unity, SK

Facility Hours

24 Hours / 7 Days a Week

Railcar Spots

20 Railcar Spots

Serving Railroad

Canadian Pacific Railroad


Crude Oil, Frac Sand, Bulk, Chemicals/Energy

Lethbridge, AB

Facility Hours

7AM to 5PM – After-Hours Optional

Railcar Spots

20 with options for more to support business opportunities

Serving Railroad

Canadian Pacific Railroad


Crude Oil, LPG, Bulk, Chemicals/Energy

Boyle, Alberta

Facility Hours

24 Hours / 7 Days a Week

Railcar Spots

20 Railcar Spots

Serving Railroad

Canadian National Railroad


LPG, Bulk, Energy

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