Terminal expansion at Port of Prince Rupert in B.C. lauded as economic generator

By on August 29, 2017


PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.— The Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia has unveiled its expanded terminal, which doubles the facility’s cargo capacity.

Dubai-owned DP World’s two-year project means the Fairview Container Terminal is now the second-largest such facility in Canada, after the Port of Vancouver.

General manager of DP World Canada Maksim Mihic says the expansion provides shipping lines and cargo owners with fast, reliable container service and close proximity to Asia.

Canadian National Railway president Luc Jobin, whose company has exclusive access to the terminal, says the Port of Prince Rupert has become a premier place on the global trade map.

Port of Prince Rupert president Don Krusel says the project has become a major contributor to the regional economy and involved multiple partnerships including with First Nations and local communities.

Fairview Container Terminal converted from a break-bulk facility in 2007, and chief councillor Harold Leighton of the Metlakatla First Nation says the expansion will create more opportunities for people on the north coast of B.C.