Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Port touts Prince Rupert advantage at American shipping exhibition

Ridley Island offers a range of bulk
operations for shippers

(Photo from Port of Prince Rupert website)
Port officials are continuing to log the travel miles in order to drum up a bit more business for the Port of Prince Rupert, with this weeks stop on the industrial tour circuit taking them to Houston, Texas and the America's Break Bulk Exhibition.

The three day event brings shippers, port officials and cargo suppliers together, and for Prince Rupert's delegation it offers the chance to highlight the opportunities that the North Coast break bulk facility can provide for large specialized cargo.

In a short note through twitter, the Port of Prince Rupert is directing delegates towards Jeff Stromdahl who is on hand to provide the background on the North Coast story and how the growing transportation hub in Prince Rupert can be a solution to their logistical needs.

The break bulk operation gained a rebirth in recent years with the Port first announcing its plans to study break bulk opportunities in 2016.

Located at Ridley Island, the new facility fills in a gap created when the previous break bulk port of Fairview was converted into the container port that now dominates the region's economy.

The Port decided a few years back to return to the break bulk shipping concept and began to develop the site which is operated by CT Terminals and transfers non-containerized goods from barge to rail.

The Houston event is the largest exhibition of its kind in either North or South America and the three days offer up a number of conference sessions, guest speakers and demonstrations of the latest in technology for port development.

You can learn more about the Break Bulk Americas exhibition here.

Updates on the three days of the event can be followed from the twitter feed of #bbam2017 that will be streaming background themes through the exhibition.

For more items related to the Port of Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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