DP World has increased Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container terminal capacity from 750,000 teu to 1.35m teu per year upon completing the Phase 2 North expansion project.
The upgrades allow Prince Rupert to handle the largest vessels in the world with a carrying capacity upwards of 20,000 teu.
The expansion includes three new super-post Panamax cranes, an additional 6,000 ft of on-dock rail and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to the rail yard.
The Dubai-based company hopes that these additions to the yard will ensure the “smooth and efficient flow of goods.”
A second berth has been added leaving the terminal with a total berth length of 800 m. The total terminal footprint has also increased to 32 ha with the reclamation of 4.5 ha of land.
DP World acquired the terminal in August 2016 and the expansion project was launched shortly after that.
The terminal operator also hopes to expand the Centerm terminal in Vancouver later this year.