Canadian Manufacturing

Prince Rupert Port seeking to add second container terminal

The proposed project is intended to address Canada's trade capacity needs over the next decade while reducing the risk of future supply disruptions.

February 25, 2022   by CM Staff

The site of the second container terminal in Prince Rupert, located south of the existing Fairview Terminal. (CNW Group/DP World)

PRINCE RUPERT — DP World and the Prince Rupert Port Authority have entered into a two-year agreement to assess the feasibility of a new container terminal project in Prince Rupert.

The potential project would add up to 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of annual capacity to the Port of Prince Rupert to help increase Canadian trade capacity with critical Asia-Pacific markets.

Prince Rupert Port has stated that through this agreement, DP World and the Prince Rupert Port Authority will begin various studies on the proposed site, focussing on steps required to minimize environmental and community impact, improve the resilience of Canadian supply chains, and ensure the project’s full integration into the Port’s intermodal ecosystem.

“This agreement is a clear demonstration of our commitment and confidence in the viability of a second terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert,” said Maksim Mihic, CEO and General Manager of DP World (Canada) Inc. in a statement.

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“Our vision for this proposed project will ensure the Canadian trade and supply chain landscapes are future-proofed. The feasibility studies will employ a pragmatic approach, exploring the use of advanced technologies and ideas to position the new terminal as an industry leader within Canada and the world.”