DP World has completed the Phase 2 North expansion project that will increase container throughput at Prince Rupert's Fairview Container terminal.
The terminal supports 800 direct jobs and the original capacity of 750,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) has increased to an approximate 1.35 million TEU annually.
A second berth has been added with the extension of the existing berth by 440 metres to a total berth length of 800 meters.
According to Trade Arabia, the total terminal footprint has also increased to 32ha which will support importers and exporters who favour Fairview for its position as the most efficient and fastest route from Asia to North American markets.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group chairman and CEO, said: "The expanded container terminal is an economic engine for the city of Prince Rupert and is directly responsible for hundreds of jobs with many others in the local community and beyond benefitting from its operations. We are delighted to mark this occasion today which marks our commitment to Canada and the local community. This is all part of our plans to provide capacity to meet Canada’s Pacific container terminal capacity requirements for decades to come in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner."
Maksim Mihic, general manager, DP World Canada Inc.: "Prince Rupert’s success has been driven by its unparalleled geographical position on the Trans-Pacific trade route, high terminal productivity and consistent low dwell times that have been sustained alongside our significant growth in throughput over the past two years. Strong relationships with our partners ILWU, the Prince Rupert Port Authority and CN Rail have resulted in a reliable and competitive service for our customers."