Friday, October 9, 2015

Prince Rupert Port Authority heralds arrival of first visit from 2M shipping alliance

The Columbine Maersk at Fairview
Terminal earlier this week on its
first port call in Prince Rupert

(photo from PR Port Authority)
A new container line has made its first port calls at Fairview Terminals over the last seven days, with the arrival of the Columbine Maersk this week, signalling the expansion of awareness in world shipping for the Prince Rupert Gateway.

The 2M Alliance of Mediterranean Shipping Company and Maersk Line added Prince Rupert to is newly amended TP8 Transpacific Service schedule earlier this year, a development which we provided background on with this August 19th story.

The new service brought its first vessel of the alliance to Farirview  Terminal seven days ago when the MSC Rania arrived at Fairview, providing for the start of scheduled service between the North Coast and Asia.

Don Krusel, the Port of Prince Rupert President and CEO noted how this latest addition to the roster of lines making Prince Rupert a destination will continue to build the port's reputation and relationships.

“The addition of the 2M Alliance as a dedicated marine carrier service is another milestone in the unprecedented growth we’ve achieved at Fairview Container Terminal since it began operation in 2007. This new service is a validation of the advantages our port has brought to transpacific trade, and we look forward to building relationships with MSC and Maersk—and the many new customers that will benefit from the supply chain solution offered through our gateway.”

Since Fairview opened for container operations seven years ago, it has grown at the fastest pace of any terminal in North America, providing for a strong economic foundation for the community and offering employment for a growing number of North coast residents.

You can learn more about the latest addition to the fleet to tie up at Fairview terminal from this information item from the Port Corporation.

For more items related to Fairview Terminal here, while notes on the Port of Prince Rupert can be found on our archive page here.

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