Port of Prince Rupert

Port of Prince Rupert


The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA), operating under the Canada Marine Act, acts as an autonomous agency responsible for all federally owned waterfront properties in and around the city of Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia. The ports of British Columbia offer the shortest transit times to and from Canada’s major trading partners in Asia. PRPA facilities include:

-- Fairview Container Terminal was originally constructed as a breakbulk cargo terminal and was later expanded. The general cargo terminal was converted into a container terminal. Maher Terminals Holding Corporation managed the terminal operations until the rights of the terminal operations were purchased by DP World Canada in 2015.

-- Prince Rupert Grain, which handles export-bound wheat, barley and canola shipped by rail directly from grain elevators on Canadian prairies. The terminal also processes and exports byproducts such as grain screening pellets, feed screenings, mixed feed oats and associated commodities.   

--- Other facilities, such as Ocean Dock, Ridley Terminals, and Pinnacle Pellet Terminals. All of PRPA facilities are serviced by CN Rail.

15 Aug 2022
Canadian National Railway is looking to pare down the backlog of import containers at Vancouver and Prince Rupert port terminals by shuttling boxes to “relief” yards near Toronto and Montreal.
02 Aug 2013
Metro Ports Canada, part of Nautilus International, has signed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy to manage the Westview Terminal operation, a wood pellet, railcar-receiving...
18 Jun 2013
The new Canadian National-Indiana Rail Road intermodal service to Indianapolis will offer export “matchback” opportunities for steamship lines and shippers when it launches on July 1.
05 Jun 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers who have been locked out of the United Grain terminal in Vancouver, Wash., since Feb. 27 brought their fight north this week by gaining the support of ILWU Canada workers in Prince Rupert.
First Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares. Source: Ports’ published data
20 May 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports stayed level in the first quarter of 2013 with the robust growth they experienced last year. When compared with the first quarter of 2012, Canadian ports saw a higher throughput volume in the first quarter of 2013, but a slight dip in West Coast traffic market share.
07 Mar 2013
The Prince Rupert Port Authority is preparing for the construction launch of the Ridley Island Road, Rail Utility Corridor in British Columbia, CFTK-TV reports.
Chart showing divergent growth at North America's West Coast ports.
28 Feb 2013
Canada’s West Coast container ports saw robust growth in 2012 while for the most part their U.S. counterparts stagnated or declined, according to analysis of each port’s published data. The result is that Canada’s share of total West Coast volumes is growing.
05 Feb 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports increased 4 percent in December, but 2012 overall was a lackluster year as the total of import and export containers increased only 2 percent from 2011.
16 Jan 2013
Canadian National Railway and the Indiana Rail Road Co.
16 Jan 2013
Canadian National Railway’s plan to build an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis with the Indiana Rail Road Company fits into the former’s broader effort to give shippers using its top Asian gateways access to new markets.
ITS operations in Long Beach
16 Jan 2013
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles managed to increase their container volumes slightly in 2012 from a weak 2011...
Port of Prince Rupert
20 Dec 2012
The arrival of the Cosco Vancouver at the Port of Prince Rupert on Nov. 18 was a milestone at the 5-year-old port because the vessel carried the 500,000th container unit to be handled this year at the rapidly growing gateway 500 miles north of Vancouver.
Port of Los Angeles scene.
17 Dec 2012
LONG BEACH—The volume of containers in Los Angeles-Long Beach in November dropped 2 percent compared to the same month la
Dockworker at the Port of Savannah
12 Dec 2012
A Journal of Commerce survey found that cargo owners are flustered by the eight-day office clerical workers strike last month in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and the possibility of an East and Gulf Coast dockworker strike three weeks from now, but cargo diversion is not an option for many shippers.