On January 12th, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake crippled the port of Prince Rupert. Before the earthquake, the port was handling roughly 200-250 containers a day. Seven years later, and a brand-new container terminal boasts that it is:
“The Fairview Container Terminal is a dedicated intermodal facility, purposely built to provide a high-velocity gateway for transpacific container trade. Operated by DP World, the terminal anchors the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the west coast, providing shippers a significant advantage over alternative gateways.”
Ocean shipping companies can look forward to the unmatched terminal rapidity and seamless transfer of containers between ship and train thanks to the combined scheduling and real-time communications among the shipping line, DP World, and CN Rail. CN Rail’s North American network offers well-organized connections to central Canada and the US Midwest:
“The terminal features a single marine berth capable of accommodating 13,000 TEU container ships with direct and unimpeded access from international shipping lanes. On dock rail, adjacent to the berth, efficient intermodal operations in building trains of up to 12,000 feet is provided.”
The Prince Rupert skyline has been permanently changed with the arrival of three Malacca-max gantry cranes to the south side of the Fairview Container Terminal. The anticipated arrival of the cranes marks the scheduled completion of the DP World Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal Phase 2 North expansion.
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