The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has also reached agreement with Cosco to provide rail services via the new Prince Rupert terminal to key North American markets.
“Maher Terminals is delighted to welcome Cosco to the Port of Prince Rupert as its first ocean carrier container terminal customer. Cosco’s commitment is a great vote of confidence in the viability of this new route and in the success of our partnership with CN, the Prince Rupert Port Authority, and the federal and provincial governments of Canada and British Columbia,” said Brian Maher, chairman and chief executive of Maher Terminals, LLC.
The Port of Prince Rupert offers the shortest route between the Far East and North America, and has the deepest harbour in North America, together with on-dock access to CN’s high-capacity, double-stack rail network. Phase one of the container terminal project will provide an annual handling capacity of 500,000 teu, which will be increased during phase two to 2m teu.