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Cargo volumes through the Port of Prince Rupert rebounded in the second quarter of 2009, bringing tonnage for the first half to roughly last year's level. Second quarter tonnage jumped 31.3% to around 3m tonnes that contrasts with a 23.7% drop reported for the first quarter. As a result, the first half total was just 0.3% below last year's 5.42m tonnes.

Prince Rupert rebounds

Containers and grain led the surge in trade, with log exports and chemicals also experiencing significant growth. The continued downward trend for coal volumes was ameliorated someway by gains for petroleum coke, coking coal and wood pellets.

The port authority is pressing forward with its Fairview Container Terminal Phase two expansion and hopes to begin construction in late 2010 with completion in early 2014. The goal is to increase Fairview Terminal’s design capacity from 500,000 to 2m teu by extending the existing wharf, enlarging the on-shore terminal, and improving associated rail infrastructure