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The CEF near Prince Rupert port

State-of-the-art container cxamination facility open

Canada's newest and most advanced Container Examination Facility (CEF) is on line and fully integrated into the seamless and timely movement of inspected containers between the Fairview Terminal and rail transit schedules.

The $10 million state-of-the-art facility, constructed and operated by Quickload Terminals on nearby industrial-zoned Ridley Island, enables the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to examine targeted containers quickly and efficiently.
 
The facility also features new Pallet VACIS x-ray machines to screen entire pallets, which is expediting inspections, and made-in-Prince Rupert venting technology to further speed up the inspection of containers for rail transit. As a result, the average dwell time from ship to rail for inspected containers is now an industry-leading four to five days. The dwell time for uninspected containers is 24-48 hours.

The new Quickload CEF also offers 24/7 container venting, a first at Canadian ports, to minimize dwell time for containers to be inspected and reduced testing time.

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