AmericasContainersPorts and Logistics

Canada invests in Port of Prince Rupert to increase supply chain capacity

Canada’s Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Wednesday announced an investment of nearly C$75m ($56.2m) under the country’s National Trade Corridors Fund to increase capacity at the Port of Prince Rupert on Canada’s Pacific coast, north of Vancouver. The port is Canada’s third largest, after Vancouver and Montreal. With a contribution from Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited, the total combined investment in the project will be $163.1m.

The funding will support the construction of a second berth at the Trigon terminal. This second berth will help reduce congestion and increase the port’s capacity to export products for green energy and other clean commodities. The project will also increase the capacity of the trade corridor linking the Port of Prince Rupert to Western Canada.

“Being North America’s closest port to Asia, the Port of Prince Rupert is critical to keeping Canada’s supply chains strong,” said Alghabra in a press release. “By investing nearly $75m in the construction of a second berth at the Port of Prince Rupert, we are meeting the recommendations from the Supply Chain Task Force to help reduce port congestion.”

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
Back to top button