Western Canada's Port of Prince Rupert celebrated a historic milestone in November as the Fairview Terminal surpassed its original design capacity after just five years in operation.
On Nov. 18, the vessel COSCO Vancouver
moved the 500,000th TEU in 2012, a goal that was envisioned when the breakbulk facility was converted into a container intermodal terminal in 2007. During its first full-year of operation in 2008, Fairview Terminal moved 182,523 TEUs.
The port authority said the Fairview Terminal is now called three-times a week by CKYH Alliance (COSCO, "K" Line, Yang Ming Line and Hanjin Shipping) that see an average of 3,000 container moves per vessel.
Although the facility was assigned a design capacity of 500,000 TEUs when it began operation in 2007, the port authority said productivity has raised the capacity to an estimated 750,000 TEUs. - Chris Dupin