The delays at the Port of Prince Rupert, and to a lesser degree, Port Metro Vancover, raise a compelling question: can Canadian marine terminals and railroads handle the growing volumes efficiently, especially during peak periods, with reliabilty?
Port of Prince Rupert
01 Feb 2018
Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Canadian National Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway are expanding their assets and capacity to prepare for the peak season of 2018 after a troublesome peak last year.
08 Dec 2017
Beneficial cargo owners this week reported container dwell times as long as 15 days.
18 Oct 2017
Congestion problems at Prince Rupert continue to plague beneficial cargo owners after six weeks.
26 Sep 2017
Port officials at Prince Rupert said terminal operator DP World is on schedule to restore dwell times and clearing terminal congestion.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
18 Sep 2017
Landside work, including improvements to the Canadian National Railway connection, has slowed productivity.
12 Sep 2017
Krusel’s vision and ensuing success turned up the temperature on an already hot competition for cargo among the Pacific Northwest seaports.
23 Aug 2017
“Canada is a trading country.”
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
20 Jul 2017
Pacific Northwest ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals.
14 Jul 2017
In the 10th year of Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal, CEO Don Krusel, joined JOC.com to discuss the key elements of its success, expansion expected for Q3, and status of long-term development to become a 2.5-million-TEU facility by early 2020s. This year Fairview's footprint will be expanded by 50 percent, a second berth and three new cranes will be added, increasing annual TEU capacity by 500,000.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
20 Jun 2017
Canadian shippers and the head of Canada’s largest port have argued monetizing the country’s 18 port authorities could increase port user fees, limit public oversight, and threaten investment in waterside infrastructure.
07 May 2017
Vancouver and Prince Rupert are increasing their terminal capacity and improving their cargo-handling efficiency as they look to take additional market share from US West Coast ports.
02 Dec 2016
DP World is partnering with Canada’s second-biggest public pension to create a $3.76 billion platform aimed at investing in container terminals.
03 Nov 2016
A solid performance by the Northwest Seaport Alliance in September and year to date indicates that Seattle and Tacoma may have regained regional market share from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
14 Oct 2016
Zim Integrated Shipping Services will add a new service linking Chinese ports with Prince Rupert, British Colum
07 Oct 2016
Seattle and Tacoma, which since last year have operated under the Northwest Seaport Alliance, rank fourth in the US as a port complex, but that could change if it continues to lose cargo.
20 Sep 2016
Canadian importers and exporters’ frustration is mounting after two Hanjin vessels — one set to sail to Tokyo and another to Seattle — have been stranded in Canadian waters for more than two weeks.
19 Sep 2016
The Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is studying the feasibility of a new terminal that would handle breakbulk and bulk cargoes.
30 Jul 2016
Ports in the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest are planning feverishly for the larger cargo surges they know will occur in the coming years from big ships operated by powerful carrier alliances.
08 Jun 2016
Like their U.S. counterparts, Canadian exporters know some but not all of the details of how individual container terminals will cope with a new international container weight rule.
09 May 2016
Facing a soft LTL market, Roadrunner takes steps to build out its U.S. network and attract freight from western Canada.
05 May 2016
DP World Vancouver General Manager Maksim Mihic and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett met on the sidelines of the 16th TPM Conference to discuss the advantages of Canadian gateways against their U.S. counterparts, what makes Prince Rupert so successful, and DP World’s plans for expansion at both ports.
28 Mar 2016
In the nearly nine years since the Oct. 31, 2007, inauguration of container shipping services through Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Cosco has been the dominant carrier to the port that offers the fastest transit from Asia to the U.S. Midwest.