The 14,500 TEU Cosco Himalayas, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, arrived on November 14, and departed five days later after being worked on at the Fairview Container terminal.
Prince Rupert Port Authority vice-president of trade Shaun Stevenson said the record-breaking ship "reflects our continued growth and expansion as a container gateway. It really is a validation of where we're heading."
Earlier this year, Prince Rupert held a celebration marking 10 years since the first container ship arrived in the city. It also indicated a major turning point in Project Silk: a plan to make the community of 11,000 a major link in trade between North American and Asian markets.
The port is currently completing another expansion, and in October handled a record amount of cargo, CBC News of British Columbia reported.