Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert Celebrates Milestone

By Greg Fry
December 18, 2018 - 4:01pm Updated: December 18, 2018 - 5:46pm

PRINCE RUPERT — A special milestone is being celebrated at DP World's Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert today as the terminal handled its millionth container (TEU) for the first time in a calendar year.

"On December 18th, the millionth TEU was loaded onto the COSCO Africa with ILWU members and supply chain partners on hand to celebrate," reads a release from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. "The 40-foot container was loaded with dimensional lumber from Canfor's Plateau mill at CN's Prince George Transload Facility before arriving in Prince Rupert by rail."

Today's landmark achievement represents significant growth for the Port Authority, which notes that during its first full year of operation in 2008, the Fairview Terminal moved just 182,523 TEUs.

"Since then a combination of strong local longshore labour, efficient terminal management and reliable rail service have given Fairview Terminal distinct advantages to shippers that has contributed to a decade of exponential growth."

The Port Authority says the original design capacity for Fairview Terminal was 500,000 TEUs but that has since increased to 1.35 million TEUs after the completion of the Phase II North expansion last year.

 

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