Tuesday, July 28, 2020

DP World's Phase 2B expansion plans for Fairview Terminal gain regulatory approval

The blueprints point south for port expansion in Prince Rupert
(Overhead photo of Fairview Terminal from DP World)

It's a green light for the much anticipated container port expansion plans, with DP World receiving word last week that the southbound expansion project along the Prince Rupert harbour front have passed through the regulatory review process.

Word of the positive news for DP World was first relayed last week through a number of shipping related publications, which noted how the work will first expand the annual capacity to 1.6 million TEU's.

Prince Rupert receives approval on DP World terminal expansion
Prince Rupert Terminal expansion wins regulatory approval

The project which is expected to be completed in late 2021 is the first of a two step plan for expansion, with the second project planned for late 2022 to expand the Fairview Terminal capacity to 1.8 million TEU's.

The projects which are highlighted on the DP World website, will feature an expanded container yard, additional on-dock rail capacity, the purchase of additional crane infrastructure and the creation of the Fairview-Ridley access road.

That five kilometre dedicated use roadway will serve to remove the heavy volume of traffic through Prince Rupert.

The project will also include a new 4 lane Truck gate located at the northern end of the Connector road when completed.

Preparation work continues for the development of the Fairview-Ridley
Connector road which will link the container port with the large industrial
land on Ridley Island

(Photo from PRPA)

As we noted last week, the Prince Rupert Port Authority has put in a request with the City of Prince Rupert for a temporary land use along Park Avenue that will be used towards construction of the dock expansion, the land in question would be used for empty container storage as the work gets underway.

For some background on the expansion plans see some of our past notes below:

Port of Prince Rupert APM reviews challenges and opportunities ahead for the Northern Gateway
Port of Prince Rupert remains resilient as the COVID headwinds continue to impact global trade
Fairview-Ridley Connector project sees significant progress
Despite concerns on Pandemic fallout, Port of Prince Rupert gets positive vibe for Fairview expansion plans in national paper

Further notes on container port development can be found from our archive page here.

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