Friday, May 25, 2018

Fairview numbers lead the way for Port of Prince Rupert's performance notes to April 30th

DP Worlds Fairview Terminal continues to be the flagship terminal for
the Port of Prince Rupert, with shipping movements to the end of April
 ahead of the numbers posted last year

(Photo from Port of PR Archives)

As the Port of Prince Rupert prepares to deliver their Annual Report to the public next month, port officials have offered up a glimpse of performance levels through the first four months of 2018, with the DP World Container Terminal leading the way when it comes to the major terminal operations hosted by the Port along the waterfront.

Overall volume for all cargo is up by 11 percent through April 30th, that following a record year for cargo movements in 2017. The numbers to date showcasing the growing level of interest in the port's facilities and come as they prepare to add the export of Liquid Propane to the list of options for the global shipping community.

At DP World's Fairview Terminal the return to strong cargo movements is a welcome thing after some previous concerns over bottlenecks and other issues at the Prince Rupert container facility.

The monthly totals for April and those for the year to date showcase the strong performance that the facility is delivering so far in 2019.

The Ridley Coal Terminal is also finding some improving numbers for 2018, and while they took a step back in April compared to one year ago, the overall shipments to date have shown a steady increase from one year ago.

Ridley Island will soon be the focus for increased shipment levels, with the AltaGas LPG Terminal project moving ahead through it's construction phase, with the training of operators set to start in June as they head towards the opening of the terminal in the first quarter of 2019.

The Westview Wood Pellet Terminal also shows some growing numbers with both the monthly figures from April and the Year to Date as of April 30th indicating increased levels.

As we have noted on the blog in recent weeks, the Pinnacle Energy Corporation which operates the facility at Westview recently signed a pair of export contracts with Japanese firms which could bring increased shipments through Prince Rupert in the years to come.

The one terminal that is still showing the effects of a poor winter for transportation issues is the Prince Rupert Grain Terminal which has seen declines from the numbers posted one year ago. 

The delivery of Grain products from the Canadian prairies has for the most part been an issue of CN Rail resources, with the railway feeling some significant heat from both farmers and the federal government when it comes to its poor performance levels of the winter of 2018.

You can review the full overview of the Port's movements from their Shipping Performance page.

The Port of Prince Rupert will host their Annual General Meegting
on June 19th at the North Coast Convention Centre

Members of the public with an interest in Port Developments will want to keep Tuesday, June 19th clear on their calendars, that's when the Prince Rupert Port Authority will host its Annual Public Meeting.

The two hour event takes place from 6 to 8 PM at the North Coast Meeting and Convention Centre, with Port officials to provide a review of the Port's performance levels, financial statements and development activities around Prince Rupert and Port Edward.

The annual event usually provides for the delivery of some of the future plans both short term and those of longer timeline.

A look at our archives for all of the major terminals that make use of the Port of Prince Rupert can be found here.

For more items of note about Port related issues see our archive page here.

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