Port of Prince Rupert agrees next stage of terminal expansion with DP World

Port of Prince Rupert agrees next stage of terminal expansion with DP World

The Port of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia, Canada, has agreed with UAE-based DP World on a plan for developing Phase 2B of expansion work on the port’s Fairview Container Terminal.

Set to begin in mid-2019, the 2B developments are expected to complete annual throughput capacity from 1.35 million teus to 1.8 million teus when complete in 2022.

The Phase 2A development, which was finished in 2017, had already increased that teu capacity by 500,000.

Phase 2B’s improvements will include: expanding the container yard from 32 hectares to 41; adding two new rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes and an eighth dock gantry crane; relocating maintenance and administration buildings to create more storage capacity; increasing on-dock rail capacity with 6,680 feet of track; and expanding and relocating the truck gate to the south of the terminal so it connects with the Fairview-Ridley Connector project.

Global ports operator DP World’s subsidiary DP World Canada is operating the terminal.

Donal Scully

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