Friday, April 20, 2018

Fairview Terminals will see new weekly container service introduced tomorrow

The YM Masculinity arrives in Prince Rupert on Saturday morning,
the inaugural journey for the vessel of the THE Alliance marks
the introduction of a fourth container service between Prince Rupert and Asia
(photo from Vessel Finder website)

Harbour watchers will want to keep their eyes on the horizon tomorrow, as the Port of Prince Rupert plays host to a new container service calling on the Fairview Container Terminal,

The Yang Ming line and its partners in THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express, have added Prince Rupert as the first North American port of call on the amended PS8 trans-Pacific service this spring.

The service which originates in the Asian ports  of Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai and Busan,  will mark the launch of their the new service with the inaugural port visit for the YM Masculinity.

The vessel with a capacity of 6,500 TEU's is currently to the west of Haida Gwaii making its way towards the Fairview terminal

Shaun Stevenson, the Vice-President of Trade Development and Public Affairs for the Port of Prince Rupert highlighted how the new partnership will continue to showcase what the Pacific gateway on the North coast can offer global shippers.

"The addition of THE Alliance to Prince Rupert's containerized cargo services expands the reach of Asia-North American trade through our port to new markets and shippers,"  ... “With expanded capacity to accommodate 1.35 million TEUs, we're confident this new partnership will strengthen the supply chain solutions offered through the west coast's leading-edge gateway."

The arrival of the THE Alliance's PS8 service makes for the fourth weekly service for Prince Rupert, unlocking the ability for all inter modal shippers on or near CN’s continental rail network to route freight through the Port of Prince Rupert.

For its part, CN and DP World, the Port's two partners in the global shipping footprint both celebrated the addition of another shipping line to the harbour listings.

"At CN, we believe supply chain collaboration and partnership are the foundation for fostering international trade,"  ... “We’re proud to work alongside partners such as the Port of Prince Rupert and DP World, and are pleased to welcome THE Alliance to Prince Rupert. With this call, Yang Ming and their alliance partners, Hapag Lloyd and Ocean Network Express, have joined that successful partnership and we look forward to growing our service from Asia to Canadian and U.S. destinations with them." -- Keith Reardon, Vice President of Intermodal and Automotive for CN

"We look forward to welcoming Yang Ming and their partners to the newly expanded DP World Prince Rupert terminal,"  ... "The new PS8 trans-Pacific service highlights the strategic advantage of Fairview Container Terminal as the most efficient and fastest route from Asia to North American markets." -- Maksim Mihic, General Manager of DP World Canada.

The Marine Industry website Marine Traffic is charting the course of the YM Masculinity as it makes its way towards Prince Rupert.

According to the Port of Prince Rupert's Vessel movements listings the vessel will arrive in the early morning hours of Saturday, it will remain alongside Fairview for seventeen hours.

More background on the YM Masculinity can be reviewed from the Vessel Finder website.

You can review today's announcement from the Port of Prince Rupert here.

For more items of interest related to Port Developments see our Port archive page here, while notes related to Fairview Terminal can be reviewed here.

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