Port of Prince Rupert, Fairview Terminal

Jump of turnover of containers at Port of Prince Rupert in 2008

The Fairview Terminal of the Canadian Port of Prince Rupert handled 181,890 TEU from 78 vessels in its first full year of operations, following the facility's opening in late October, 2007.

The terminal's throughput for the first six months was 42,555 TEU, before jumping more than 300 per cent in the second half of 2008 with 139,335 TEU as a result of the addition of the second COSCO/CKYH Alliance service in July. In the fourth quarter, the terminal operated at greater than 60 per cent of its 500,000 TEU capacity with a throughput of 79,106 TEUs.

Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) President & CEO Don Krusel says the second half surge in traffic reflects the growing confidence of shippers in the competitive advantages of moving their cargo through the new Asia-North America  express gateway corridor anchored by the Prince Rupert container terminal. Don Krusel points out that the record-breaking 1.8 million tonnes of container cargo which moved through Fairview Terminal during 2008 is demonstrated proof of the success and value of the government and private-sector investment in the container terminal.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore