Prince Rupert port plans to double cargo capacity by 2040

Prince Rupert port plans to double cargo capacity by 2040

Caption: Prince Rupert port plans to double cargo capacity by 2040

Port of Prince Rupert is planned to double its cargo capacity by 2040.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) updated Land Use Plan provides a vision for the Port of Prince Rupert’s potential development through the next 20 years.

The plan puts annual capacity at 1.35 million TEUs.

“Container shipments are critical to future growth at the Port of Prince Rupert,” the plan said. “Containers are an efficient and standardized method for shipping goods of all types to markets around the world. Container shipping began at Fairview Terminal in 2007 and has consistently grown ever since, spurring a terminal expansion that was completed in 2017.”

Port president Shaun Stevenson said the plan would guide continued growth and diversification.

The plan, a regulatory requirement under the Canada Marine Act, was last updated in 2011and will be formally reviewed again in 2025.