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DP World's Prince Rupert terminal expansion gets go-ahead

CANADA's Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert has received all major regulatory approvals to proceed with the next phase of expansion, reports Prince Rupert's Northern View

10 August 2020 - 19:00

CANADA's Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert has received all major regulatory approvals to proceed with the next phase of expansion, reports Prince Rupert's Northern View.

Phase 2B of the project will increase the throughput of DP World's Prince Rupert facility from the current 1.35 million TEU annually to 1.6 million TEU by 2022 and 1.8 million TEU by 2023.



DP World Canada general manager Maksim Mihic said completion will secure Prince Rupert as one of the key transpacific gateways, while providing a solid base for supporting sectors to grow alongside it.



'The Fairview container terminal plays a major role in enabling trade and in supporting Canada's long-term supply chain requirements,' Mr Mihic said. 'The expansion will add 300 full-time jobs at the terminal, as create indirect jobs locally and throughout the country.'



'The success of Prince Rupert as a port city lies in the fact that it is supported wholeheartedly by the entire community. This level of support is difficult to find, if not unprecedented in most port cities,' he said.



The Fairview Phase 2B project follows the 2017 completion of Fairview Phase 2A, which increased the terminal capacity by 500,000 TEU to its current capacity of 1.35 million TEU.



The project will expand the container yard from its current 32 hectares to 41 hectares and add two new rubber-tyre gantry (RTG) cranes as well as an eighth quay crane. The existing maintenance and administration buildings will be relocated to create additional container storage capacity.


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